How to make a tincture of cayenne pepper
Red hot pepper is widely used in medicine. It contains vitamin A, C, essential oils, kapsantsin that give it therapeutic properties. In domestic medicine pepper is most commonly used as a tincture, promotes hair growth.
You will need:
- 2 small pod of dry red pepper; - 200 ml of vodka. Or: - 1/4 pod of dry red pepper; - 1/4 cup alcohol (90%); - 2.5 cups of boiled water.
Instruction how to make a tincture of cayenne pepper
Use for the preparation of ground pepper. Take two small pod of dry red hot pepper, grind in a coffee grinder or food processor. Place the pepper in a small glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
Add a jar of 200 ml of vodka, seal the lid. For convenience, attach a label with the date and content of banks to accidentally burning her content gets onto your hands or eyes.
Leave to infuse in a dark cool place for two weeks. Do not forget to periodically, about once a day, shake the jar. Then take a piece of gauze folded in four times, and the infusion of strain. Used pepper discard.
Store the tincture in dark glass dish with a tight lid, preferably in a dark place. In this case, it can be used for a long time.
Try another version of pepper tincture - on alcohol. The method of preparation is not very different from the first: pour a quarter cup of rubbing alcohol quarter cup dried crushed red pepper.
Insist the mixture for weeks, putting the dishes in a cool dark place and tightly closed. Then strain and dilute with two and a half cups of boiling water. Close the lid and store the tincture in the fridge.
Combine the infusion with burdock or castor oil in a ratio of one to one for rubbing into the scalp, if you have dry hair. Alternatively, you can dilute it with water (yogurt, whey) in the same proportion, if hair is oily. Use this tool can be two to three times a week, which contributes to a rush of blood and growth of hair. Also pepper tincture on vodka is taken orally for the treatment of inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, headache, flushing, gout.