Christopher's Original Formulas, Cayenne Heat Ointment, 2 fl oz (59 ml)
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- Formerly Deep Heating Balm
Apply externally for temporary minor discomfort. Avoid contact to sensitive areas, especially the eyes and lips. Rub in thoroughly to avoid possible staining to clothing.
Refrigerate after opening.
Extra virgin olive oil, cayenne pepper 40,000 H.U., oil of wintergreen, menthol crystals and other pure essential oils as fragrances, in a beeswax base.
No fillers or chemicals.
iHerb Customer Reviews
Posted by Reviewer2053243 on Feb 29, 2016
This worked for awhile then became too hot and had to be washed off the knee.
Posted by Reviewer3272543 on Feb 10, 2016
This cream works great for nerve pain. Cayenne pepper, like other peppers, has capsaicin which has been medically proven to lessen pain. It works by using up Substance P in your nerve cells, and that substance is responsible for transmitting the pain message to the brain. It helps to apply it with plastic gloves so as to not accidentally transfer any hot cayenne in the eyes or other parts. Also important to wear old pyjamas as the stuff transfers a bit. Even with all these challenges to its application, it really worked for my hip pain. I would recommend it for anyone with joint pain, shingles, diabetic neuropathy, basically any nerve pain condition. Some even try it for trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), but I wouldn't feel comfortable having cayenne pepper so near my eyes!
Smells like chewing gum according to my son
Posted by Reviewer2198598 on Jun 29, 2012
Fairly penetrating. I am satisfied with the heat penetration, but would like a little more deep heat on days my neck and shoulders hurt more.
Good stuff. Not too hot. Does what it is supposed to do.
Posted by Reviewer1945467 on Dec 20, 2011
I alternated this with the Christopher Bone, Flesh Cartilage (BF&C) ointment/linament, about 3-4 times each over a twisted knee, morning and night. It felt good right away, and gradually, the pain subsided. This alternating was not my idea. I gleaned it from a few case histories of other folks.