What is Cayenne Pepper?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Cayenne Pepper Pills

Cayenne pepper is an herb made from the dried pods of chili peppers. Cayenne is traditionally used by herbalists to cure stomach aches, cramping, gas, varicose veins, allergies, and constipation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 6 5
Support heart health 4 2
Allergies 1 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Brain fog 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
3
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cayenne Pepper

Side effect Patients
Bowel irritability 2
Stomach pain 2
Burning in stomach 1
Pain in gallbladder area 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cayenne Pepper

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 1
3 tsp. twice daily 1
200 g daily 1
2,000 mg daily 1
1other as needed 1
450mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Cayenne Pepper

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently taking Cayenne Pepper

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Cayenne Pepper

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Cayenne Pepper

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
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