Anti-inflammatory Cayenne Pepper Ointments for Joint Pain

Do you suffer from joint pain? If you want to treat this symptom naturally, try out these interesting cayenne pepper ointments!
Anti-inflammatory Cayenne Pepper Ointments for Joint Pain
Gilberto Adaulfo Sánchez Abreu

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Gilberto Adaulfo Sánchez Abreu.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Did you know that ointments for joint pain can be made with cayenne pepper?

Joint pain is any discomfort, heaviness, or inflammation which arises in any part of a joint, including the cartilage, tendons, and bones.

It’s one of the most common symptoms in the population and particularly affects older people. It can arise due to natural wear caused by aging, or by certain inflammatory illnesses.

Often, it occurs after doing activities which require physical effort. However, sometimes it can be recurrent and can stop people doing many day-to-day tasks.

Luckily these days there are many remedies and therapies to help minimise these symptoms and make sure they don’t affect your quality of life. Among these, you’ll find a number of anti-inflammatory ointments for joint pain that activate your circulation and provide an analgesic effect.

In this article, we want to share these ointments for joint pain using cayenne pepper, an ingredient well-known for its soothing effects.

Try them out!

Anti-inflammatory Cayenne Pepper Ointments for Joint Pain

A cayenne pepper and ground cayenne pepper which can be used to make ointments for joint pain

Cayenne pepper is a spice that has been used a great deal in cooking and medicines. For centuries, it was a key ingredient in alternative medicine, not just because of its nutrients, but also because of its properties.

It contains an active ingredient known as capsaicin. This is the ingredient that gives it its flavor and health effects. This substance acts as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant, helping the treatment of various aches and pains.

In fact, the pharmaceutical industry has made use of its extract, since it can control severe pain, such as after a mastectomy or an amputation.

The only inconvenience is that using it externally can often cause irritation and redness. For this reason, before trying any of these ointments for joint pain, it’s important to do a little test first to check that there’s no allergic reaction.

You can use these cayenne pepper ointments to:

  • Sooth arthritis or rheumatism pain,
  • Reduce stiffness or difficulty moving,
  • Sooth pain caused by a blow or trauma,
  • Speed up your recovery from sprains.

Also read: Detox Your Body with This Ginger, Turmeric, and Cayenne Pepper Beverage

Cayenne Pepper Ointment with Almond Oil

An ointment made from cayenne pepper and almond oil

This anti-inflammatory ointment combines ingredients that stimulate the movement of synovial fluid, the fluid which lubricates the joints to prevent the cartilage from breaking.

It’s ideal for reducing excessive inflammation and improving flexibility in the painful joint.


  • ½ cup of bee’s wax (100 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cayenne pepper (30 g)
  • 1 cup of almond oil (200 g)


  • A heat-proof dish
  • Wooden spoon
  • A hermetic glass jar or bottle


  • Pour the bee’s wax into a heat-proof dish and melt it in a Bain-marie.
  • Once melted, add the cayenne pepper and the almond oil.
  • Reduce the heat to the minimum setting and stir the mixture with the wooden spoon.
  • Leave it for 10 minutes and then turn off the heat.
  • Leave the mixture to rest at room temperature and store it in a tightly-sealed glass jar before it solidifies.

How to Apply

  • Take some ointment in your hands and spread it over the painful joint.
  • Massage the ointment over the area for 5 to 10 minutes, until you notice a warm sensation.
  • Use this every day or whenever you feel pain.

Cayenne Pepper Ointment with Turmeric and Ginger

An ointment made from cayenne pepper, turmeric, and ginger

Here, we combine the cayenne pepper with two other powerful analgesics: turmeric and ginger. This mixture activates the circulation and reduces excess inflammation affecting the joint.


  • 2 tablespoons of ground cayenne pepper (30 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric (30 g)
  • 1 cup of grapeseed oil (200 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground ginger (30 g)
  • ½ cup of bee’s wax (100 g)


  • A heat-proof dish
  • Wooden spoon
  • Glass jar


  • Pour the cayenne pepper, turmeric, and ginger into the heat-proof dish.
  • Add the cup of grapeseed oil then heat the mixture in a bain-marie on minimum heat.
  • Stir with the wooden spoon until everything is well mixed. Then, add the bee’s wax and leave it to melt.
  • When everything is well mixed, remove it from the heat and leave it to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Store the mixture in a glass jar and leave it in a cool dark place.

How to Apply

  • Spread the ointment over the affected area and rub it for 5 minutes.
  • Leave it to absorb well, and then if you think you need to, rinse off the excess.
  • Use this up to twice a day.

Do you suffer from joint pain? If you want to treat this symptom naturally, try out these interesting cayenne pepper ointments!

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