Externally, an oil or cream made from cayenne can help relieve back pain. Cayenne contains Capsaicin, which is a powerful pain reliever used in commercial creams. You should be able to purchase an oil or cream containing cayenne from your local health food store. You can also make a cream by mixing a small amount of cayenne pepper with a skin cream, like Eucerin.
If you're more an oil gal, you can also make cayenne oil, all you need is:
- 1/4 cup of cayenne pepper powder -- get a good quality spice
- 1/2 cup olive oil -- again get a good quality oil
Combine the cayenne and oil in a jar with a lid. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 2 weeks before straining.
Fit's Tip: When using cayenne cream or oil, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards, and definitely keep your hands away from your eyes.