Cayenne Pepper as a Home Remedy for Constipation

Cayenne is an effective home remedy for constipation to stimulate peristalsis in your intestines and aid digestion. It can be used regularly with any meal and when necessary in case of constipation. Cayenne pepper is known to thin the blood. Therefore, it is good for improving blood circulation. Cayenne is available in capsules of different strengths, from 5,000 heat units (HU) to 100,000 and even more. In addition, cayenne pepper, when used with other herbs helps to effectively transport the herbs to their desired location in the body. As a home remedy for constipation, start with one capsule of 40,000 HU and take it regularly after meals. You should feel a warm or tender sensation in your upper abdomen and that's when you'll know it's working. It's like when you have a heart attack. This burning sensation will pass as your body gets used to the cayenne pepper. Do not use cayenne seeds, as they can be poisonous. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not take cayenne supplements. Use cayenne pepper only as directed on the package and only in capsule form.

Cayenne has the ability to prevent the ulcer producing effects of NSAIDs. It has also been shown to increase the body's absorption of theophylline, a drug used to treat asthma.

In his book, Left for Dead, Dick Quinn recounts how cayenne pepper saved his life after a failed heart bypass surgery. In this book, Shannon Quinn says: 

"One of the most effective stimulants, basically, cayenne targets the digestive system and blood circulation. Cayenne controls high blood pressure, strengthens the pulse, and regulates the heart , reduces cholesterol, softens the blood. It cleans the blood system, heals wounds, stops bleeding, accelerates wound healing, rebuilds damaged tissue, reduces compression, aids digestion, regulates elimination, reduces arthritis, prevents the spread of disease and relieves pain.\" 

Use the recommended dosage listed on the bottle of cayenne pepper you are using.

You can also add cayenne pepper to other foods. Add cayenne pepper to soups, salads and other dishes you like.

In soups or salads, open a capsule of cayenne pepper and mix it. You can add 1-2 capsules, and start with 1/4 or 1/2 capsule to get your taste.

If you are pregnant, it is considered safe to use cayenne pepper. Use this home remedy for constipation and you will see results. It is clear that it has the ability to remove constipation and keep you regular and has many other benefits especially for your heart. Biographies of authors 

Rudy Silva is a graduate in physics and natural nutrition. He is the author of eBooks on Constipation, Acne, Hemorrhoids and Fatty Acids. He writes a blog called and his information and other articles can be found at or