There are many natural remedies that can be made right at home. Here are a few simple recipes that can help with minor sicknesses and pains.
Cayenne Salve (For arthritis pain)
Pain characterizes all forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Capsaicin in cayenne has potent pain-relieving effects. When applied topically in cream or ointment form, capsaicin causes a temporary loss of nerve fiber function that decreases the perception of pain.1
1 cup olive oil
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 oz beeswax
2–4 vitamin E softgel capsules
Other materials needed:
A double boiler
Small jar with wide opening and lid. (Glass is preferred.)
Labels or masking tape
- Mix the oil and cayenne powder in a double boiler pan and simmer for 1 to 2 hours. Longer simmering time yields a stronger salve.
- Strain mixture through cheesecloth or a piece of thin fabric.
- Place the strained oil back in the double boiler on low heat and add the beeswax. When beeswax is totally melted, remove oil from heat.
- Puncture soft gels and squeeze the vitamin E oil into the cayenne oil. At this time, you can add a few drops of some food-quality essential oil, like lavender, for fragrance.
- Quickly pour the cayenne oil into the wide mouth jars before it congeals.
- Wait for the salve to cool down completely before placing the lids on the jars.
- Label and date the jars.
- For longer shelf life, keep refrigerated.
Taken from Last Generation, Vol. 26 No. 6, “Bodywise (Extension)”. Last Generation is a vibrant 32-page soul-winning magazine published six times a year. To subscribe, call (540) 672-1996, Ext. 283. https://lastgen.net/