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Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.

Medicinal Use: Improves circulation, antiseptic, stimulates sweating in the first stages of colds, heals sore throats, and relieves pain

Parts Used: Fruit

Form Used: Tincture, capsule, and topical ointment

Potential Side Effects: Digestive upset

Comments: The topical ointment is used as a pain reliever. It's a powerful cardio­ vascular tonic.

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