Substance P is a peptide in our bodies that transmits pain signals from the sensory nerves to the central nervous system. So for example if you have a back ache, Substance P helps communicate that fact to your central nervous system and you feel the back pain. If you apply a cayenne pain salve to your back, the capsaicin in the cayenne helps to block Substance P and therefore reduces your feelings of pain. It’s really an amazing mechanism.
Click on the Homemade Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief link below to see the complete recipe.