How to tone down a tincture with cayenne that is too hot
I have been having issues with my leg, that in almost a year they still don't know what is causing it. After meeting and discussing with someone who has lymphedema, I'm thinking this is a possibility.
I ordered the lymphatic support powder from Dr Patrick Jones (Homegrownherbalist.net).
It contains Calendula, Cleavers, Echinacea, Devil's Claw and Cayenne. I made a tincture with it, which is now ready. It is so hot to me it is burning my mouth and lips so much that I am desperate to tone it down. I even grabbed a jar of honey and spread it on my lips and sucked on a spoonful trying to stop the burn. I have tried milk and a chunk of dark chocolate.
Last night we had beef stew and rice and I tried taking the tincture with a mouthful of food. I think it was even hotter than without it.
The directions say Tinctures for Adults: 1/4 to 1 teaspoon 2-3 times daily. Or Powders for Adults: 1-2 rounded teaspoons 2-3 times daily.
I have been taking a teaspoon since the original on my leg has increased drastically since my first visit to the doctor about it. But it is so hot (to me) I am having a heard time taking it during the day at work and it is not much easier when I am home trying to choke it down.
I'm off grid so making smoothies and such won't work and not sure I could drink a large glass of anything spicy like this.
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