So, I’m feeling under the weather. I generally don’t get sick in the fall; I’m one of those that gets hit in mid to late winter. It’s a bummer. As I’m sure you can sympathize. So what do I do to shake the bug from my system? I partake in the miracle that I call the Cayenne Shooter.
I invented the shooter several years ago in a haze of pain brought on by a sore throat that felt like a grater whenever I swallowed…or took a breath. It was agony and I was desperate. I wanted to kill the pain, kill the germs, and cauterize the rawness I imagined my throat to look like. I needed something hot…very hot. Then I spied the cayenne pepper powder on my shelf and inspiration struck!
Like everything else I do, I make use of what I have on-hand, which at the time included honey (a great antiseptic and antibacterial), and fresh lemon. I squeezed the juice of the lemon into a shot glass, added a heaping (and I mean heaping) teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper, and topped it off with some honey. After I mixed it all up, I lifted the red concoction to eye level, gave myself an internal “cheers,” and slammed it.
Yes, it burned. It burned bad. But man, did it feel great! I followed my shot with another teaspoon of honey to sooth my throat, but for the first time in a few days I could swallow without abject pain. And not only that, the pain relieving effect lasted for many hours. Before bed I took another shot and slept through most of the night for the first time in days.
By the next morning I felt better…a lot better. I did start the morning with another cayenne shooter, and by that evening my throat was feeling so much better I knew it was starting to heal. By the next day I was human again. I then started to recommend the cayenne shooter to friends, who have had similar experiences.
Now the cayenne shooter is a medicinal staple in my house. I wouldn’t force it on a child, but for adults? Definitely! And my recipe is basically the same today as it was when I slammed my first shot, but if I don’t have lemons in the house (like today), I use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, which I always have on hand. I also include a dropper full of echincacea/goldenseal tincture for added medicinal benefits.
Please note that the cayenne shooter is only for when you’re ill. For something to boost your immunity on a daily basis, try The Rural Spin Extract, which includes more beneficial ingredients (like cinnamon and turmeric) and allows you to have a bottle full in your kitchen, ready for a daily dose. But when germs do get the best of me, the Cayenne Shooter is the way I go. Salute!