The painkilling cayenne cream recipe that anyone with stiff joints or sore muscles needs to try
Ready to make a soothing muscle rub for back pain that is natural and free from chemicals?
Well, great. Today I am going to share with you a homemade soothing muscle rub that is easy and fairly quick to make at home. Many of these things you may already have in your kitchen. And the few you don’t, you can easily find at a natural food store or coop.
Now you may be wondering why cayenne would be the main ingredient for a muscle and joint rub. Great question!
Why Cayenne Works for Muscle Pain
Capsaicin, one of cayenne’s active constituents stimulates the release of something known as “substance P” in the body. Substance P is released from nerve cells and the inflammatory cells of the immune system. Substance P is most noted for its role in helping the body perceive pain and in stimulating the release of various cytokines to induce a healthy inflammatory response.
Cayenne also dilates blood vessels, which allows for more anti-inflammatory cells to make their way to the affected area. When substance P is released and subsequently depleted, as is the case when you repeatedly apply cayenne, the threshold of pain in that area increases. This is also known as pain desensitization. 1,2
What happens is the area actually feels less painful. This allows you to take some much needed steps to helping that part of the body heal. Whether it be walking, stretching, exercises or physical therapy, with the assistance of cayenne, you can help your body heal a lot sooner!
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