Cayenne and Ginger-Infused Oil Recipe

This Cayenne and Ginger- Infused Oil Recipe harnesses the medicinal properties of its main ingredients in order to increase circulation for quicker healing and much more.

| March 2014

  • Use this cayenne- and ginger-infused oil recipe to speed up circulation for quicker healing or in a pain-relieving cream for sore muscles and aches.
    Photo by Fotolia/Diana Vyshniakova
  • Growing herbs at home allows readers to take an active role in their own health care. And, with "Grow It, Heal It" by Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner, it's easy to grow an instant herbal remedy in a simple windowsill, container or small space.
    Cover courtesy Rodale, Inc.

In Grow It, Heal It (Rodale, 2013), Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner show how fun, easy, convenient and cost-efficient growing herbs for DIY herbal remedies can be. The following excerpt features a recipe for a cayenne and ginger-infused oil. Swap out these herbs for an infused oil with different medicinal properties. Find more information about cayenne pepper in The Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper.

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Cayenne and Ginger-Infused Oil Recipe

• 1/2 cup finely ground dried cayenne pepper
• 1/2 cup finely ground ginger root
• 1 1/4 cups almond, jojoba or olive oil

1. In a blender or food processor, combine the herbs and oil. 



2. Blend or process until pureed for greater extractability. 

3. Pour the mixture into a clean glass jar with a lid, making sure the plant material is completely submerged in the oil. If it's not, add more oil until the herbs are covered by about 1 inch of liquid. 



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