cayenne pepper
Cayenne Pepper: A treasure of capsaicin, cayenne pepper most often does the trick in relieving stomach ulcers. Capsaicin is known to inhibit the secretion of stomach acids that often irritate the open sores. It also boosts mucus secretions and gastric mucosal flow, thus preventing re-occurrences and promoting healing. [3]

We have seen (and tried) some pretty crazy home remedies—toothpaste for pimples, Pepto-Bismol for wrinkles, eye cream to treat laugh lines, and even hair burning to zap those split ends. And then there’s the celebrity brigade with their crazy endorsements of placenta or vampire facials, horse semen, and snail slime—you know, the stuff nightmares are made of.

But, when it comes to spices and condiments, we’re still not as surprised. After all, if they were good enough for our grandmother, why not, right? Did you know that cayenne pepper makes for a great fix to liven up dull hair?

For Cayenne Out Loud
The trick is in the application. Very carefully, without getting any in your eye, mouth or close to your face, work cayenne pepper sauce into your roots and stimulate the hair follicles to improve blood circulation in the scalp.

Rich in capsaicin, the spice doesn’t just boost shine and add luster, it also prevents hair loss and stimulates growth, in turn giving you a more voluminous mane.

No Sauce? No Problem!
Simply cut up 4-6 peppers (seeds and all), and add it to a dark colored bottle with 60ml castor or olive oil. Apply the mixture to the roots, three times a week.

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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.