February 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm #1581621
What are the health benefits of the Chili? How does ‘just’ the Chili play a significant role in keeping your diet and body healthy?
Well the benefits of the Chili are almost too unbelieveable, but its reputation keeps growing among medical researchers as well as alternative health afficionados and deservedly so. It can do everything from kill cancer cells in the prostate, lungs, and pancreas, to immediately stop a heart attack within 30 seconds.
Let’s get into some of the specifics of Chili benefits. Chili (or cayenne pepper to Western folks familiar with one small variety) increases metabolism by immediately influencing the venous structure. It is nothing short of amazing with its effects on the circulatory system as it feeds the vital elements into the cell structure of capillaries, veins, arteries and helps adjust blood pressure to normal levels.
Yes, Chili for high blood pressure is certainly one of its core uses, but cayenne cleans the arteries as well, helping to rid the body of the bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Considering that heart disease is the number one killer in America, this is significant.
Cayenne is also great for the stomach and the intestinal tract. It stimulates the peristaltic motion of the intestines and aids in assimilation and elimination. When taken internally, it warms the body and has even been used by some herbalist doctors to help heal and rebuild flesh due to frostbite.
Notwithstanding its hot taste, paradoxically it is actually superb for rebuilding the tissue in the stomach, facilitating healing with stomach and intestinal ulcers. Sriracha Chili Sauce for ulcers is not something most would have considered but I can testify to that remarkability capability of cayenne.
Sriracha Chili Sauce and Heart Health
Yes, the effect of Sriracha Chili Sauce on your body is dramatic, even literally instant and no more so than with the heart. Sriracha Chili Sauce’s benefits is one of the things that brought you to this article so now let’s discuss the phenomenal healing properties of Sriracha Chili Sauce with the human heart.
Dr. John Christopher, the famed natural herbalist, was persecuted relentlessly by the government for his practice of herbal medicine all the while assisting patients in curing heart disease, cancer, tuberculosis, infertility, rheumatism, leukemia, and every other incurable under the sun.
One of his greatest stories in his long career was how he could instantly stop a heart attack if he could get the patient to drink a glass of warm cayenne water. He said, “A teaspoon of cayenne should bring the patient out of the heart attack.”
While this is not directly related to Sriracha Chili Sauce and heart health, with internal hemorrhaging, if the patient can drink a glass of extra warm cayenne water, Dr. Christopher wrote, “…by the count of ten the bleeding will stop. Instead of all the pressure being centralized, it is equalized and the clotting becomes more rapid.”
Perhaps now you can see why Sriracha Chili Sauce is regarded as a true “miracle herb.” With over 700,000 thousands Americans experiencing a stroke each year and almost half a million dying yearly of either heart disease or related issues, believe it not the cure is as close as your local health food establishment.
Another benefit of Sriracha Chili Sauces is its antifungal properties. Sriracha Chili Sauce antifungal properties are significant although this is not its primary health benefit. Cayenne has been shown in some studies to be active against phomopsis and collectotrichum — both are fungal pathogens.
These fungal pathogens affect fruits especially strawberries and are not directly related to humans. Currently, cayenne immune system benefits are also the subject of studies conducted by many nutritional supplement companies and microbiologists.
Let’s get even more specific. Here is a comprehensive list of all the things cayenne can do for your health and why you should make it a regular part of your daily health regime.
( information from Dr. John R. Christopher’s book School of Natural Healing.)
• The Chili is a great food for the circulatory system in that it feeds the necessary elements into the cell structure of the arteries, veins and capillaries so that these regain the elasticity of youth again, and the blood pressure adjusts itself to normal. It rebuilds the tissue in the stomach and heals the stomach and intestinal ulcers; in equalizing the blood circulation, Cayenne produces natural warmth in your body; and in stimulating the peristaltic motion of the intestines, it aids in assimilation and elimination.
• Chili (aka Cayenne) regulates the flow of blood from the head to the feet so that the pressure is equalized; it influences the heart immediately, then gradually extends its effects to the arteries, capillaries, and nerves (the frequency of the pulse is not increased, but is given more vigor).
• Human circulation; it is warming; dilating; specific for varicose veins; equalizes the blood pressure in the arterial and venous system; equalizes blood pressure instantly actually.
• Cayenne is useful in alleviating allergies, muscle cramp, improving digestion, gives more pep and energy, and helps wound healing with minimal scar tissue.
• Cayenne is a counter-irritant; it brings blood to the surface and allows the toxins to be taken away.
In an article reported on March 16, 2006 by Reuters, the main ingredient in Cayenne, capsaicin, was found to destroy prostate cancer cells. Here is what the article said,
“Capsaicin led 80 percent of human prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis, the researchers said. Prostate cancer tumors in mice fed capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in untreated mice, they reported in the journal Cancer Research. ‘Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture,’ said Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine.”
• Capsicum supports the natural beat (rhythm) of the viscera and interior actions of the glandular, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive systems. It has been used with great success as a cure for spotted fever (?); the most active stimulant to support and re-animate feeble or exhausted powers.
• This is a medicine of great value in the practice, and may be safely used in all cases of disease, to raise and retain the internal vital heat of the system, cause a free perspiration, and keep the determining powers to the surface. The only preparation is to have it reduced to a fine powder. For a dose, take from half to a teaspoonful in hot water or tea sweetened with honey.
• Dr. Coffin includes cayenne pepper in his composition powder to restore the normal function of the body in the various stages of pregnancy and childbirth. For morning sickness he recommends a combination of ‘White poplar bark, agrimony, centaury, raspberry leaves, yarrow and rhubarb, each a quarter of an ounce, steep in two quarts of water, strain, and add while hot two teaspoons of powdered cinnamon, half a teaspoonful of Cayenne pepper, and let the patient take one tablespoonful every three hours until the symptoms are removed if this should not relieve, give an emetic and repeat if necessary.
• Great for heartburn.
• Capsicum is a powerful rubefacient.
• Capsicum is a general nervous stimulant; a specific for delirium tremens.
• For atonic gout, in paralysis, in dropsy, in tympanitis, and in the debilitated stages of fever.
• For scrofulous; dyspepsia; flatulence; it’s an excellent carminative.
• For sore throats—gargle (prepare the gargle with honey); for spasmodic and irritating coughs; heartburn and diarrhea;
• Enables feeble stomachs to digest food; for atonic dyspepsia; specific for hemorrhoids; cures intermittent fever; Capsicum has the power to control menorrhagia; relieves sea-sickness;
• In delirium tremens it is beneficial by enabling the patient to retain and digest food.
• Capsicum is particularly efficient in tonsillitis, and the sore throat of scarlet fever and in diphtheria no application is so efficient as a strong gargle or wash make with Capsicum.
• Promote digestion; relieves pains of the womb; removes obstructed menstruation; for quinsy; for all diseases of the throat; use as a plaster with honey for rheumatic pains, pains of the joints, gout, swellings, etc.; Use outwardly as a liniment, apply it warm or hot for arthritis and rheumatism; gargle for scarlet fever; use an infusion for ulcers in the mouth, strep throat or tonsillitis. (p.103)
• Cayenne is an excellent remedy for a cold; mix infusion with slippery elm and molasses or honey, and take in doses throughout the day; also excellent for sore throat and coughs.
• Cayenne mixed with pennyroyal (an herb) taken for three days will expel the dead birth material from a miscarriage.
• Eases toothache; preserves the teeth from rotting, and when rubbed on the gums, stimulates them enough to prevent pyorrhea.
• Excellent for any type of internal hemorrhage, (create an infusion with bethroot or star root);
• Capsicum is an important remedy in cholera; Capsicum stops vomiting; combine with equal parts of Capsicum and common table salt, one half ounce of each, one pint of good vinegar, give in tablespoon doses for cholera, vomiting “cholera morbus” — the gross material associated with cholera from the system
• In chronic lumbago a plaster of Capsicum with garlic, pepper and liquid amber (silarasa) or storax is an efficient stimulant and rubefacient application. (p105)
• When made into a lozenge with sugar and tragacanth it is a remedy for hoarseness.
• For a carminative make pills of equal parts of Capsicum, rhubarb and ginger or aloes.
• Combine Capsicum with cinchona for intermittent and lethargic affections and for atonic gout and in advanced stages of rheumatism.
• Combine with asafoetida and sweet flag root or camphor in the form of pills in cases of cholera.
• Capsicum has a powerful action on the mucous membrane, and in hoarseness and sore throat, and in putrid throat a gargle made of Capsicum is particularly beneficial.
• By pouring hot vinegar upon the fruits of Capsicum all the essential qualities are preserved. This vinegar is an excellent stomachic.
• The whole plant steeped in milk is successfully applied to reduce swellings and hardened tumors.
• An infusion with cinnamon and sugar is a valuable drink for patients suffering from delirium tremens as it satisfies the craving in dipsomaniacs. A dose of ten grains of finely powdered capsicum seed, given with an ounce of hot water, two or three times a day, sometimes shows wonderful effects in cases of delirium tremens.
• Capsicum can be used in the treatment of a snake bite.
• As well as the fruit being used as a spice, the leaves were applied to ulcers and headaches. (p.111)
• Capsicum is given internally in atonic dyspepsia and flatulence. It is used externally as a counter-irritant in the form of ointment, plaster, medicated wool, etc. for the relief of rheumatism and lumbago.
• Oral administration of Capsicum may stimulate the gall bladder reflex.
• Capsicum either contains a cholagogue, or acts as a powerful stimulus upon the mucous membrane of the duodenum.
• Cayenne pepper is forgotten therapeutic agent against anorexia, liver congestion, and vascular troubles. Capsicum is highly effective in causing hemorrhoids to regress; and these fruits have the same action on varicose veins. The results are attributed to alkaloids or glucosides in the peppers.
• Excessive amounts of Capsicum (above 20 grams, thus, nearly an ounce) may induce frequent bowel movements.
• Cayenne stimulates the appetite, more especially as a hot climate tends to produce anorexia. We have always held the saliva is the key that unlocks the door to digestion. Capsicum, a sialogogue, will stimulate the flow of saliva and will be very helpful to people who have become accustomed to ‘inhaling’ their food and thus robbing themselves of the benefits of saliva in the digestive process. Capsicum would stimulate their flow of saliva as they return to a healthier attitude toward eating.
• Capsicum may be valuable in the prevention and treatment of blood clots.
• Chili pepper is very soothing; it is effective as a poultice for rheumatism, inflammation, pleurisy, and helpful also if taken internally for these. For sores and wounds it makes a good poultice. It is a stimulant when taken internally as well as being antispasmodic. Good for kidneys, spleen and pancreas; wonderful for lockjaw; will heal a sore ulcerated stomach; Capsicum is a specific and very effective remedy for yellow fever, as well as other fevers and may be taken in capsules followed by a glass of water.
Of course a bottle of thai hot sauce should not be the crux of your diet or health care regimen, but there you have it, the main ingredient, Chili, happens to be one of the greatest natural health secrets in the world. And It’s also remarkably inexpensive, at $3-$4 per bottle.
As for spicy foods getting a bad wrap, that is because the west pushes SALT as a condiment, not natural herbs/spices. Just look at fast food, which is almost void of most spices out there, but laden with SALT, the leading cause of high blood pressure and other health problems. Replace salt with spices, including CHILI and ur body and health will thank u for it!
Sriracha makes a wonderful addition to sandwiches, steamed vegetables, pizza, and just about anything else that can benefit from a little extra spice. It also makes a great dip for fried cheese, dumplings, or mixed into sour cream for nachos.
But what about cooking with sriracha? The spicy blend of chili and spice can elevate everything from simple appetizers to marinated chicken. Try out this recipe for a change of pace.
Thai Baked Chicken Thighs with Yogurt and Sriracha
4 pounds chicken thighs (6-8 thighs), skin removed
2 ½ cups plain, low fat yogurt
Juice of 3 limes
1 Tbsp. honey
1 – 2 Tbsp. sriracha
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
5 – 6 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
2 tsp. lemongrass puree
2 jalapenos, diced
Mix yogurt, lime juice, honey, sriracha, salt, pepper, garlic, lemongrass, and jalapenos in a medium bowl.
Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs, making sure to coat each piece, and refrigerate for at least two hours.
Bake the chicken, along with all the marinade at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour, or until juices run clear.
Serve alongside steamed rice and a fresh green salad for a healthy, flavorful meal.
Sriracha’s possibilities are limitless and the intense flavor complements many types of cuisine, not just Asian food. Sriracha is quickly gaining popularity and rightly so, with it’s bold flavor and lengthy refrigerated shelf-life. It’s definitely worth considering next time in place of the same old, salt, ketchup and mustard you’re used to!February 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm #1581622
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Sriracha good stuff. I use one at home every time I bake TombStone which I’m doing one now.
[i]Originally posted by Tevbot[/i]
[img]http://colinresponse.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/sriracha_hot_chili_sauce.jpg[/img]February 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm #1581623
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It’s the best!July 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm #1581624
[Message last modified 07-19-2011 01:37am by Tevbot]July 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm #1581625
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good shit, i like it also on my hot dog and pizzaJuly 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm #1581626
oh yea awesome on pizza esp with pineapple, i use it as bbq/dipping sauce for everything all summer it doesnt even taste hot anymore though just mild =/July 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm #1581627
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I can’t seem to put Sriracha in anything to make it taste good. It has an awful taste to me.
However, I love . now that is hot sauce.July 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm #1581628
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though the name sounds like 80’s rock band lol
[i]Originally posted by Fuddyduddy[/i]
I can’t seem to put Sriracha in anything to make it taste good. It has an awful taste to me.
However, I love [IMG]http://i51.tinypic.com/2cqxr7o.jpg[/IMG]. now that is hot sauce.July 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm #1581629
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I like Cha Krurng with jalapenos!!!
om-bel ma-tes is very good too!!!
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