I was diagnosed with PN almost 10 years ago, and since then, my feet have become quite numb - especially lately. A friend told me that Cayenne pepper helps. Have any of you heard that before? If so, how is it taken? (I don't like hot food, so I hope it comes in a capsule that won't cause an ulcer or something like that...)
Question created 11 months 3 weeks ago
Cayenne pepper has some role in PN and pain, and itching. Stemming from this effect on nerves, it can be confidently assumed it could help in numbness. It can be used in cream forms( not on open wounds or abraded skin), or systemic( orally ingested). Check this: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267248.php
For the ulcer issue; while there is thought that it is irritating to the stomach, perhaps exacerbating existing ulcer pain, some data points to a regulatory effect on acid secretion, besides antiseptic effect-shunning bacerial related ulcers, and more( check on Livingstone.com).It also has effect on endorphin promotion, ameliorting pain, or its kin- itching, numbness, etc..
I believe abundant intake of cayenne in natural form- from( and with) foods sprinkled with its powder derivative, would be safest, and most beneficial; better than capsule form. Your case given, i would vote for its use; I personally attempt to eat it not -infrequently, and seems to help my neuropathic menopause pains!
Dr Hana Fayyad, pediatrician( Maria Jasmine Freeman, author of The Cross Of Menopause-Immolation).
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