Are you feeling low on energy, having a cold or flu-like symptoms, or maybe just in need of a quick and easy way to lose a few pounds?
If so, you should try these amazing cayenne pepper cleanses at home that are sure to boost your metabolism and cleanse out toxins leaving you feeling renewed and energized.
The reason is, cayenne pepper is loaded with lots of great health benefits and is the key to what makes these cleanses
Cayenne pepper, also known as the red hot chili pepper, is a stimulating herb in the nightshade family and has been used both in the powdered or whole form in cooking spicy dishes and making vinegar based sauces for many years.
It is also used as an herbal supplement because it is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, as well as potassium. Here are vitamins and minerals constituents in 5g of cayenne pepper. (1)
- Vitamin A (44% of DV)
- Vitamin C (7%)
- Alpha Tocopherol (8%)
- Vitamin K (5%)
- Riboflavin (3%)
- Vitamin B6 (6%)
- Manganese (5%)
- Potassium (3%)
- Iron (2%)
- Magnesium (2%)
- Selenium (1%)
However, The main healing property of cayenne pepper comes from capsaicin, which gives the pepper their heat.
Capsaicin acts as a pain reliever and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, diuretic, and expectorant properties.
Consumption of cayenne pepper increases blood circulation, boosts metabolism, balances energy and aids in weight loss.(2)
Cayenne pepper has also been used for generations to treat many conditions and illnesses such as:
Heartburn, gas & indigestion, nausea, tremors, chronic pain, toothaches, gout, sore throat, heavy menstrual bleeding
So whether you have a chronic condition, general ailments or just looking to get down to your weight loss goals, you should check out these five great cayenne pepper cleanse recipes.
1. 24 Hour Cleanse
When your life is busy and you don’t have time for a sick day, this cleanse is a quick and easy way to begin feeling better quickly and cleansing your body of any toxins that may be causing you to become sick.
If you are having allergy symptoms, cold/flu symptoms, dry/flaky skin, dull or dry hair, try this 24 Hour Cleanse. Start with 8-10 glasses of water to flush out your system, the night before you begin to have a leafy, green salad to help eliminate your bowels.
In the morning, as soon as you wake up stir in 2 Tbsps. lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. maple syrup, & a pinch of cayenne into a glass of water.
For breakfast, have a glass of fresh fruit juice or cranberry juice. Mid-morning have a cleansing, energizing tea with antioxidants and for lunch have a glass of fresh apple juice with a packet of chlorella.
Mid-afternoon have another cup of cleansing and purifying tea, dinner can be a glass of pineapple/papaya juice to help enzyme production or high mineral broth.
Before bed have a cup of mint tea, yeast broth or miso soup.
The next morning, have a cup of green tea then have some fresh fruit for breakfast.
Continue eating fresh foods throughout the day, have a salad with brown rice for dinner, then end the day with a bowl of miso broth.
2. Morning Mini-Cleanse
This is a great way to start your day and give your digestive system a boost before eating breakfast and is also great for those who are new to cleansing.
The lemon provides lots of vitamin C that helps transform toxins into digestible materials while the cayenne stimulates the circulatory system, aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar.
Start with a pint of warm (not hot) water, add the juice of half a lemon and a few dashes of cayenne pepper. Stir all together and drink.
Follow this by drinking another half a glass of plain water, waiting at least 15-30 minutes to eat breakfast to allow this drink to fully aid in digestion.
It is also recommended not to use irradiated cayenne pepper since the irradiation reduces the nutritional and natural medicinal properties of the cayenne pepper, as well as all other spices and herbs.
3. The Master Cleanse
This cleanse is not for the faint of heart, but for those who are already healthy and well-versed in the methods of cleansing.
This recipe includes water, cayenne pepper, lemon, and maple syrup and shows the importance of each ingredient.
Water to help cleanse, cayenne pepper and lemon add the right kind of vitamins that promote metabolism and detoxify the body and maple syrup for its low glycemic index.
This cleanse touts the many benefits of the use of cayenne including its blood thinning and purifying abilities, as well as breaking up and eliminating mucous from the body.
Start with the juice of half a lemon, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, a dash of cayenne, and mix into 8 oz. of water.
Drink this followed by another glass of water. This cleanse is usually done for ten days.
4. LIVESTRONG Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Cleanse
Here are the ingredients for the recipe:
2 Tbsps. Organic lemon or lime juice
2 Tbsps. Grade B maple syrup
1/10 tsp.(few dashes) organic cayenne pepper
8 oz. purified water
For 10 day period, drink 6-12 glasses daily as your only food source.
If elimination assistance is needed, drink a laxative tea once in the morning and once in the evening before bed.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Detox Cleanse
This is designed to go along with a colon cleanse but is also good for immune support and detoxifying the body.
The combination of apple cider vinegar, lemon, and cayenne removes toxins, breaks down mucous, kills harmful bacteria and encourages the elimination of waste products.
Start with 4 liters of pure water, 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, the juice of one lemon, and half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Mix all together, drink one large glass in the morning and refrigerate the rest to drink as much as you can throughout the day.
Whatever you don’t finish by bedtime, throw away and make the new drink the next morning.
As always make sure to check with your physician or medical provider before beginning any of these cayenne pepper cleanses.
People with diabetes, heart or kidney disease, women who are pregnant or nursing, children and adults with certain digestive conditions should not try without consulting to their GPs because certain side effects may occur.