Cayene / Crushed Red Pepper

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 6chicks&aduck, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    S E North Dakota
    will this get rid of lice and mites also , i know it works on worms

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It doesn't work on anything, not that has been proven.
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    i know it helps for them to lay better. some of my hens hadnt laid in about 4 months and i gave them all a little crushed red pepper in their food. Now for the past week or so i have been getting an egg from just about every hen i have... wow that is an improvement from just getting 1 or 2 a day!
  4. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    S E North Dakota
    cool, i could sUre use a boost in eggs . i read on here that it works for worms have'nt tried it yet, but the post i read said" pepper in the front worms out the back "
  5. maizey

    maizey Songster

    it works to keep chipmunks out of the feed bin

  6. eatmorechicken

    eatmorechicken Songster

    Mar 7, 2009
    like what everybody else is saying. I don't know that it will gets rid of lice and mites, but i do know it is great for digestion, or metabolizing food that gives a boost in energy. I have heard of people using it to cleanse their eyes( sounds crazy to me). Another great advantage of cayenne is that it stabilizes blood pressure and makes the heart strong and healthy. Its great for people with heart disease, and has been known to stop heart attacks. so if you have cornish cross broilers a little cayenne in their feed or water might help with that heart attack problem. I would try dusting your chickens with it, or put some cayenne in the birds dust bath, and let us know what you find.
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  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    All these claims to fame cayenne has are vastly over-rated. It makes food taste good. That's about all it does.
  8. eatmorechicken

    eatmorechicken Songster

    Mar 7, 2009
    All these claims to fame cayenne has are vastly over-rated. It makes food taste good. That's about all it does

    Cayenne pepper has been a popular home remedy for years, and has increasing attention among medical researchers. Cayenne pepper is getting attention because it is very high in vitamin A, and is a natural source of vitamin A.
    the following are the benefits of cayenne and vitamin A.

    1. Act as anti-oxidant, helping to protect our cells against cancer and other disease

    2. Vitamin A improves our vision and prevents night blindness

    3. This vitamin promotes formation of strong bones

    4. Vitamin A guards us against bacterial, viral, parasitic infections

    5. Guards us against heart disease, stroke and lowers blood cholesterol level

    6. It can improve skin condition like acne or psoriasis

    7. A well-known wrinkle eliminator, vitamin A reduces fine lines in the skin and helps fade age spots.

    8. Vitamin A supplements may help kids who have respiratory problem

    9. The supplement is also believed to help people suffering from glaucoma and measles​
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  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    When stating such convictions, please provide proof by way of quoting the sources of your information.

    Thank you.

  10. eatmorechicken

    eatmorechicken Songster

    Mar 7, 2009
    Didn't realize comments on forums were being scholarly reviewed. Here are some references for cayenne and other topical capsaicins. sorry that they are not directly noted next to my convictions. I though that this would would be sufficient.

    1. McCleane G. Topical application of doxepin hydrochloride, capsaicin and a combination of both produces analgesia in chronic human neuropathic pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2000;49:574-579.

    2. Deal CL, Schnitzer TJ, Lipstein E, et al. Treatment of arthritis with topical capsaicin: A double blind trial. Clin Ther. 1991;13:383-395.

    3. McCarthy GM, McCarty DJ. Effect of topical capsaicin in the therapy of painful osteoarthritis of the hands. J Rheumatol. 1992;19:604-607.

    4. McCarty DJ, Csuka M, McCarthy, et al. Treatment of pain due to fibromyalgia with topical capsaicin: A pilot study. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1994;23(suppl 3):41-47.

    5. Yeoh KG, Kang JY, Yap I, et al. Chili protects against aspirin-induced gastroduodenal mucosal injury in humans. Dig Dis Sci. 1995;40:580-583.

    6. Abdel Salam OM, Moszik G, Szolcsanyi J. Studies on the effect of intragastric capsaicin on gastric ulcer and on the prostacyclin-induced cytoprotection in rats. Pharmacol Res. 1995;32:209-215.

    7. Holzer P, Pabst MA, Lippe IT. Intragastric capsaicin protects against aspirin-induced lesion formation and bleeding in the rat gastric mucosa. Gastroenterology. 1989;96:1425-1433.

    8. Stander S, Luger T, Metze D. Treatment of prurigo nodularis with topical capsaicin. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2001;44:471-478.

    9. Graham DY, Anderson SY, Lang T. Garlic or jalapeno peppers for treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. Am J Gastroenterol. 1999;94:1200-1202.

    10. Rodriguez-Stanley S, Collings KL, Robinson M, et al. The effects of capsaicin on reflux, gastric emptying and dyspepsia. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2000;14:129-134.

    11. Graham DY, Smith JL, Opekun AR. Spicy food and the stomach. Evaluation by videoendoscopy. JAMA. 1988;260:3473-3475.

    12. Bouraoui A, Toumi A, Mustapha HB, et al. Effects of capsicum fruit on theophylline absorption and bioavailability in rabbits. Drug Nutr Interact. 1998;5:345-350.

    13. Bortolotti M, Coccia G, Grossi G, et al. The treatment of functional dyspepsia with red pepper. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2002;16:1075-1082.

    14. Watson CP, Evans RJ, Watt VR. Post-herpetic neuralgia and topical capsaicin. Pain.1988;33:333-340.

    15. Watson CP, Tyler KL, Bickers DR, et al. A randomized vehicle-controlled trial of topical capsaicin in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. Clin Ther. 1993;15:510-526.

    16. Alper BS, Lewis PR. Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia: a systematic review of the literature. J Fam Pract. 2002;51:121-128.

    17. Low PA, Opfer-Gehrking TL, Dyck PJ, et al. Double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the application of capsaicin cream in chronic distal painful polyneuropathy. Pain. 1995;62:163-168.

    18. Biesbroeck R, Bril V, Hollander P, et al. A double-blind comparison of topical capsaicin and oral amitriptyline in painful diabetic neuropathy. Adv Ther. 1995;12:111-120.

    19. The Capsaicin Study Group. Effect of treatment with capsaicin on daily activities of patients with painful diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes Care. 1992;15:159-165.

    20. Tandan R, Lewis GA, Krusinski PB, Badger GB, Fries TJ. Related Articles Topical capsaicin in painful diabetic neuropathy. Controlled study with long-term follow-up. Diabetes Care. 1992;15:8-14.

    21. The Capsaicin Study Group. Treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy with topical capsaicin. A multicenter, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study. Arch Intern Med. 1991;151:2225-2229.

    22. Scheffler NM, Sheitel PL, Lipton MN. Related Articles Treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy with capsaicin 0.075%. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1991; 81:288-293.

    23. Jensen PG, Larson JR. Management of painful diabetic neuropathy. Drugs Aging.2 001;18:737-749.

    24. Ellison N, Loprinzi CL, Kugler J, et al. Phase III placebo-controlled trial of capsaicin cream in the management of surgical neuropathic pain in cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 1997;15:2974-2980.

    25. Dini D, Bertelli G, Gozza A, et al. Treatment of the post-mastectomy pain syndrome with topical capsaicin. Pain. 1993;54:223-226.

    26. Watson CP, Evans RJ. The postmastectomy pain syndrome and topical capsaicin: a randomized trial. Pain. 1992;51:375-379.

    27. Watson CP, Evans RJ, Watt VR. et al. The post-mastectomy pain syndrome and the effect of topical capsaicin. Pain. 1989;38:177-186.

    28. Todd C. Meeting the therapeutic challenge of the patient with osteoarthritis. J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash). 2002;42:74-82.

    29. Marks DR, Rapoport A, Padla D, et al. A double-blind placebo-controlled trial of intranasal capsaicin for cluster headache. Cephalalgia. 1993;13:114-116.

    30. Keitel W, Frerick H, Kuhn U, Schmidt U, Kuhlmann M, Bredehorst A. Capsicum pain plaster in chronic non-specific low back pain. Arzneimittelforschung. 2001;51:896-903.

    31. Ellis CN, Berberian B, Sulica VI, et al. A double-blind evaluation of topical capsaicin in pruritic psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1993;29:438-442.

    32. Bernstein JE, Parish LC, Rapaport M, et al. Effects of topically applied capsaicin on moderate and severe psoriasis vulgaris. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1986;15:504-507.

    33. Reimann S, Luger T, Metze D. Topical administration of capsaicin in dermatology for treatment of itching and pain. Hautarzt. 2000;51:164-172.

    34. Alexandru DP Papoiu1 MD PhD & Gil Yosipovitch Topical capsaicin. The fire of a ‘hot’ medicine is reignited June 2010, Vol. 11, No. 8 , Pages 1359-1371 (doi:10.1517/14656566.2010.481670

    35. Ohnuki, K., Moritani, T., Ishihara, K., and Fushiki, T., Capsaicin increases modulation of sympathetic nerve activity in rats: measurement using power spectral analysis of heart rate fluctuations. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 65, 638–643 (2001)

    36. Chahl, L. A., and Lynch, A. M., The acute effects of capsaicin on the cardiovascular system. Acta Physiol. Hung., 69, 413–419 (1987)

    and some simple sources on Vitamin A

    Vitamin A in peppers

    Vitamin A ... I used the list from this site:)
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