Cayenne Materia Medica


Cayenne oil, virtually ignored in aromatherapy perhaps because it is not purely an essential oil, is one of the most valuable of all herbal medicines. Cayenne oil is a dark red, viscous oleoresin (an aromatic liquid containing essential oils and plant resins). As a pure stimulant, cayenne activates and accentuates the actions of other herbs when taken in combination with them. The same holds true when cayenne oil is a component of a Spiritual PhytoEssencing custom blend.

Cayenne is one of the most important circulatory system medicines. Its major influence is upon the capillaries and other elements of the vascular system. Given the strong enhancing effect cayenne exerts upon blood circulation, it is also a valuable herb in the treatment of fever.

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