A strong stimulant, Cayenne (Capsicum minimum) is a digestive and heart tonic. Relaxes the stomach and colon, helps to heal ulcers, improves circulation, and stops bleeding. It stimulates the heart, increasing and strengthening the pulse. Acts as a catalyst for other herbs. Helps to ward off colds, sinus infections, and sore throats. Good for pain when applied externally. Considered by many to be the strongest stimulants known. Internally use as a relaxant to the stomach and colon and as a healer for ulcers. It stimulates the stomach but is not irritating. Cayenne stimulates the blood and the heart, increasing and strengthening the pulse. Use for colds, sinus, respiratory ailments, indigestion, hangover, diabetes, cramps, circulation problems, asthma, rheumatism, kidneys, and high blood pressure. Use with ginger to clean out the bronchial tubes and sinus cavities; as a gargle for sore throats; as an emergency treatment for shock; for hemorrhage and bleeding wounds�use internally and externally. Externally, use (with Goldenseal and Myrrh) as a liniment for bruises, scalds, burns, and sunburns. Steep in apple cider vinegar for one-half hour and use for sores and bruises.