CAYENNE PEPPER, ANYONE?

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sickliz77
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   Posted 5/30/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
HAS ANYONE IN HERE EVER TAKEN CAYENNE PEPPER SUPPLEMENTS? I KEEP HEARING about HOW CAYENNE PEPPER CAN HELP WITH THE INFLAMMATION. BUT THAT SEEMS STRANGE TO ME. MY BRAIN KEEPS TELLING ME THAT CAYENNE PEPPER WOULD CAUSE MORE INFLAMMATION NOT LESS. IF ANYONE IS TAKING THESE NOW, PLEASE LET ME KNOW....BY THE WAY I'M INTERESTED IN ALL SUPPLEMENTS....SO LET ME KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCES. THANKS!
Had my gallbladder out in 2001,chronic inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed(FINALLY) in August 2008, Psoriasis, Had severe eczema and asthma as a small child (now no) Psoriatic Arthritis, chronic sinusitis,allergies,  including one episode of anaphylactic shock while having one of my "bowel episodes" at my daughters pediatricians office. Current meds: Omeprazole 20mg in AM,Flonase nasal spray, Quit Bentyl since it was the only med I had taken 30 min. prior to anaphylactic shock. Quit Nexium because it is too expensive! My PCP refuses to treat me, my GI doc only prescribed Nexium, and then NEVER discussed a treatment plan with me after telling me I had chronic inflammatory bowel disease when he got the results from all of my biopsies and test results from a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. I need a GREAT doctor!


ivy6
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   Posted 5/30/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Sickliz, could you please turn off your caps lock button? WRITING IN CAPS IS VERY HARD TO READ, AND IT SOUNDS AS IF YOU'RE YELLING AT US.

Thanks.

Ivy (who hasn't tried pepper supplements)
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/30/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Just having cayanne pepper in my food gives me butt blisters.
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ExJohnson
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   Posted 5/31/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually, Cayenne Pepper helps circulation, so it has a variety of benefits for the body. My doctor recommends cooking with it whenever I can. Because it promotes circulation, this promotes many other areas such as reduction of inflammation, increased blood flow to combat anemia, and it's even a common hemmorrhoids therapy. So yes, cayenne pepper is supposed to be good for you. In capsule form it shouldn't do too much damage.

The main reason people get a lot of heartburn when eating peppers is because they combat the heat with drinking plenty of fluids. As we all know in chemistry class, you dilute acid in water, so as our stomach acid tries to break down food and we keep putting in water or fluids, it has to produce more and more. Then it has to sit in your stomach for a while to work before being shipped out. So this acid soup is just sitting in your stomach because you drink too much fluid with your hot peppers, and this causes heartburn, and for us crohnies, a lot of problems on teh other end too.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
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crohnielass
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   Posted 5/31/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi yes i have heard about the benefits of cayenne  also turmric (sp?) is really good not the powder but the actual root which you grate, like you would with root ginger. Bev x 
Diagnoised with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993
In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma
 No maintance drugs as such on B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide 20mg  EScitalopram 4 anxiety.


ozonehole
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   Posted 6/2/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
crohnielass said...
Hi yes i have heard about the benefits of cayenne also turmric (sp?) is really good not the powder but the actual root which you grate, like you would with root ginger. Bev x


Turmeric indeed has anti-inflammatory benefits, even the powder. The Wikipedia page suggests adding a little black pepper, which helps you absorb the active ingredient, curcumin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmeric

You can purchase curcumin directly and take that as a supplement. Again, black pepper should be taken with it, unless it's already included in capsule form with the curcumin. From Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curcumin#Bioavailability_of_curcumin

Curcumin is destable in the gut, and the traces that pass through the GI tract rapidly degrades or is conjugated through glucuronidation. Co-supplementation with 20 mg of piperine (extracted from black pepper) significantly increased the absorption of curcumin by 2000% in a study funded by a prominent manufacturer of piperine.

I personally prefer lingzhi. See my thread on that:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1385214

But turmeric/curcumin is worth a try too. Other members of this forum said it really helped them:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1474054

best regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections


Homeboy
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   Posted 6/4/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't take the supplements, but I do eat the stuff.

I luvs spicy hot food, black pepper, cayene pepper, thai peppers, tabasco, jalapenos, and horseradish, yum yum, especially with some asian, or mexican food.

Sigh; I don't get to eat it all that often though, everything has to be going pretty well with no signs of nausea lurking around the corner before I get the courage up to enjoy.
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emmaleechase
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   Posted 7/4/2014 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been reading about the Turmeric & Black Pepper benefit as well. Apparently it boosts the action of the Turmeric.

I'm torn on the supplement idea because it seems like when it wears off I'm in worse arthritis type joint and tailbone pain then when I started.

Emma

zan29
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   Posted 1/21/2016 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been diagnosed with Crohn's in 2007 and probably had 4 flare-ups since then. I do not take any medication and I can basically eat anything except for milk products.

The first thing you need to understand is that your food has to be digested very well before reaching your inflammation. That eliminates a big chunk of the problem. Eat small portions 4 to 5 time a day instead of having 3 big meals. Chewing well is key.

Here is what I take every day:

- digestive enzymes every meal
- eat raw ginger with every meal (start with tiny bites while you're eating and you'll be able to eat more with time) Now I got to have ginger all the time, I enjoy the taste.
- 1 to 2 tumeric capsules with every meal for inflammation. I take one a day now and its plenty for me.
- probiotics is recommended

If I feel a flareup is coming or having problems digesting, I take "Swedish Bitters" and stops the flareup.

I've healed 3 ulcers in the past by drinking green tea mixed with cayenne pepper and raw ginger. Buy the natural cayenne pepper, capsules or drops.

Crohny-Italian
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   Posted 1/22/2016 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
zan29 said...
I've been diagnosed with Crohn's in 2007 and probably had 4 flare-ups since then. I do not take any medication and I can basically eat anything except for milk products.

The first thing you need to understand is that your food has to be digested very well before reaching your inflammation. That eliminates a big chunk of the problem. Eat small portions 4 to 5 time a day instead of having 3 big meals. Chewing well is key.

Here is what I take every day:

- digestive enzymes every meal
- eat raw ginger with every meal (start with tiny bites while you're eating and you'll be able to eat more with time) Now I got to have ginger all the time, I enjoy the taste.
- 1 to 2 tumeric capsules with every meal for inflammation. I take one a day now and its plenty for me.
- probiotics is recommended

If I feel a flareup is coming or having problems digesting, I take "Swedish Bitters" and stops the flareup.

I've healed 3 ulcers in the past by drinking green tea mixed with cayenne pepper and raw ginger. Buy the natural cayenne pepper, capsules or drops.



Thanks for the info! I have never heard of "Swedish Bitters"!! Glad to hear you also can manage your Crohns without meds!

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Crohns since 1996
1 resection (1997)
healed with SCD diet
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