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Uses for Cayenne Pepper

In addition to the obvious use of cayenne pepper in cooking, there are a number of other common uses. Several of these occur in the garden or as an additive to body lotions to treat aches and pains. This page contains some ideas for using cayenne pepper.
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October 31, 2007

For general aches and pains, mix cayenne pepper powder with your favorite hand and body lotion. Keep adding the cayenne powder until the mixture is a pink color. Mix well. Then apply to the body area, of the ache or pain that is bothering you. After a few days if you still have the aches or pains, then go to a doctor. Wear latex gloves while mixing and applying this mixture, as you won't want to rub your eyes or nasal area afterwards.

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October 18, 20170 found this helpful

Insects are often repelled from capsaicin. Using cayenne pepper for termites is a common way to make them uncomfortable in your home.

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July 5, 2009

My friend told me that sprinkling hot cayenne pepper on plants will keep away animals and insects that will eat them. Is this true? And if so, do you sprinkle the whole plant?

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Hardiness Zone: 6a

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July 5, 20090 found this helpful

www.ehow.com/how_4511257_natural-garden-sprays.... Moth balls will help keep animals out of the garden, also hang foil in garden, good luck.

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