How To Make Hot Pepper Cream For Arthritis And Joint Pain - Herbs Info

How To Make Hot Pepper Cream For Arthritis And Joint Pain

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Here’s an idea that I at first found surprising – and then fascinating.

Who would have thought that hot peppers – noted for their fiery taste and ability to add kick to anything graced with their presence – could act as painkillers by topical application? Most would assume that they just create a burning sensation.

Hot peppers contain a substance called capsaicin. It is the component responsible for the heat – and the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it has in it.

It turns out that capsaicin acts to deplete a substance in the body called Substance P (that’s its actual name!). What’s really remarkable is that Substance P is a neurotransmitter that transmits pain signals to the brain.

In short, what this means is that capsaicin may function as a painkiller through topical application!



Our good friends at Everyday Roots have posted three formulas for Homemade Hot Pepper Creams for Arthritis & Joint Pain. One of the three is “normal” strength, the second is “super”; and the third includes a few other ingredients that are noted for anti-inflammatory action.

A couple of safety tips:
1) of course – be VERY careful not to get this stuff in your eyes. In other words, no rubbing your eyes (or other delicate parts) unless and until you have washed your hands thoroughly of all traces of this cream. Don’t get it on broken skin, either. It is also advised to stop use if irritation occurs – and of course, seek medical attention for significant pain.
2) Don’t use in conjunction with a heat pack, as this could cause a burn.

Please note also that we also have a couple more posts related to pain relief:

Top 10 Herbs For Pain Relief

Top 20 Natural Painkillers In Your Kitchen

Ok here is the link to the original list and tutorial for how to make the hot pepper cream: http://everydayroots.com/arthritis-pain-relief-cream

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8 Comments

  • By Tammy, July 26, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    I made this but its not as red as yours. It doesnt seem to have much zing to it. Age of cayenne have something to do with it? Can i remelt and add fresh pepper?

  • By Nancy M, August 7, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    I made some hot pepper balm a while back. Fresh peppers, including the seeds, crushed and infused in the oil worked best for me. Also, I poured it into deodorant-type tubes so it wouldn’t have to be handled any more than necessary. Worked out quite well. (In another batch I used a capsaicin oleo resin that I bought online somewhere; that one had heat! in it.)

  • By Valerie, August 10, 2013 @ 5:10 am

    Some people with arthritis should not eat any vegetable (rubbing it in would in actual fact be worse than consuming) anything from the nightshade family as it can exacerbate and cause arthritis.

    This may be okay for muscular pain, but I would not use it on joints of any with arthritis for that reason. (You need to google and research “arthritis” and “nightshade family” which will give you more info).

  • By James, December 3, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    Will this work with gout pain? Thanks.

  • By Sandy McLaughlin, December 4, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    This is the active ingredient in Zostrix, a pain-relieving topical for neuropathic pain. Capsacain treats neuropathy well, but arthritis is another condition and the person posting may be accurate about not using it for that. One can look at Zostrix in Medline or Medline Plus and read its uses and contra indications. I think it has been used for shingles, too. It works very well when the pain is excruciating! I know from experience.

  • By Faye Lambert, January 12, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    Where do I get the recipe for the cayenne pepper pain killer cream

  • By Roberto, July 15, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

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  • By Stephen Tugumisirize, September 28, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    thanks very much for the information and i guess people are using it fruitfuly.

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