Has anyone used Jalapeno, Ghost Pepper, etc for Apothecary or rituals?
I have used cayenne pepper, Jalapeno for years in apothecary, and pain ointments. Plus I just like peppers. I will eat them with anything.
Several years ago a friend started a company called Pucker butt Pepper company. He has the world record for hottest pepper. He started the company for medical reasons.
The ghost pepper (or better the capsaicin oil) has amazing health properties. He wanted to breed something with more capsaicin so the Carolina Reaper was born.
The oil itself It helps increase the amount of heat your body produces, making you burn more calories per day
It does this through a process called diet-induced thermogenesis, which causes an increase in your metabolism.
It also makes you feel fulfilled and eat less. It also lowers blood pressure, and helps your digestive system.
The oil can be mixed with beeswax, coconut butter, jojoba oil, etc. and used as a pain relief as well. You only use a small amount because it can burn your skin.
New studies have shown it can help prevent cancer as well. I am still researching this to get more info.
The capsaicin oil can be found in most peppers. Cayenne, jalapeno, sorano, poblana, etc.
Not everyone can handle ghost peppers. I eat them everyday and grow my own. The girls like milder peppers.
We have some potions recipes we were given to us from friends overseas. They use cayenne in a lot of rituals, and apothecary. Some African cultures use it in a ritual called tasting of the elements for wedding ceremonies. It’s also used in love and passion potions.
If you haven’t tried them do some research on capsaicin and maybe give it a try in your next ointment, or potion.