Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which is a compound that can improve circulation by dilating blood vessels, reducing blood clots, and increasing the heart rate, thereby increasing blood flow. This can be achieved by adding cayenne pepper to your diet, taking capsaicin supplements or using creams or lotions containing capsaicin topically.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use cayenne pepper to improve circulation:
- Add cayenne pepper to your diet: Start by incorporating cayenne pepper into your meals, such as soups, stews, and sauces, or simply sprinkle some on top of your food.
- Take cayenne pepper supplements: Capsaicin supplements are available in the form of pills or capsules and can be taken daily to improve circulation.
- Use cayenne pepper topically: Mix cayenne pepper powder with a carrier oil, such as olive oil, and massage it into the skin in areas where poor circulation is a problem.
- Drink cayenne pepper tea: Mix 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder into a cup of hot water, let it steep for 5-10 minutes and then drink.
It’s important to note that too much cayenne pepper can cause discomfort, so start with small amounts and gradually increase the dose.