If you like spice, then you are more likely familiar with cayenne pepper. It is a long thin, bright red capsaicin that is a member of the Solanaceae family. Also, it is related to other Capsaicin, including sweet bell peppers, jalapenos, poblano’s, serranos, and the notoriously spicy ghost peppers. While it is not quite as hot as the ghost peppers, the cayenne pepper still packs a punch.
The origins of this pepper is said to originate from Cayenne, French Guiana. It is usually dried and ground into a fine powder. It has also been used in fresh recipes. This pepper grows around the world in places such as India, East Africa, Mexico, and throughout certain areas in the regions of the United States. Alongside being a delicious spice, it adds excellent heat to your food and provides some incredible health benefits.
Cayenne is used as a catalyst in almost every herbal combination, and it aids in the absorption and effectiveness of the combination. It increases the body’s ability to produce HCL, which increases the body’s ability to digest anything in the stomach. Because of this fact, Capsicum is used as a “carrier or catalyst” herb for almost any herb combination.
People suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have discovered relief using an experimental rub-on cream made with Capsaicin, an ingredient of cayenne. The Capsaicin is the essential ingredient and prominent compound in Capsaicin. This herb promotes perspiration, which anyone who has eaten any “hot” food should know from experience. The red color in cayenne is due to its high vitamin A content, which is essential for normal vision, growth, cellular activity, reproduction, and healthy immunity. This herb is excellent for warding off diseases and equalizing the blood circulation, which works to prevent strokes and heart attacks. It is also very useful to arrest hemorrhaging (external and internal), and it is cleansing and healing when used to purify superficial wounds. Capsicum has been reported to significantly lower serum cholesterol and triglycerides.
More Cayenne health benefits:
Appetite Stimulant(Cayenne can help burn calories and curb the appetite, especially in people who aren’t used to eating it. This is according to a study partly supported by the National Institutes of Health.)
Arthritis (Creates a heat sensation that distracts from pain. One small study found that nearly 80% of subjects experienced arthritis pain relief after using capsaicin cream for two weeks.)
High Blood Pressure (Animal studies have shown that the Capsaicin in cayenne peppers may reduce high blood pressure.
Chills (Cayenne may relieve fever and lower your body temperature by stimulating sweat glands. A key ingredient in cayenne pepper is Capsaicin.)
Circulation Disorders (Research indicates that ingesting cayenne pepper increases circulation, improves blood vessel strength, and reduces plaque buildup in your arteries. The main reason for this is Capsaicin, which is the active compound in hot peppers.)
Congestion (Sinusitis is the most common chronic illness, and it can cause nasal congestion. People used Capsaicin as a pain inhibitor, and it might help to reduce nasal congestion. According to Sinusitis Relief Secrets. The best way to take cayenne is in the form of a nasal spray.)
Heart Attacks (Dr. John R.Christopher stated that giving a heart attack victim a cup of cayenne tea, and in minutes they are up and around. Science has now come up with proof that cayenne does have a remarkable ability to help the heart.)
Infection (When combined with lemon, cayenne pepper can be a powerful ally in the fight against bacteria. The properties in lemon and cayenne are so strong they can be used as antibacterial cleansers. Drinking lemon water with cayenne can prevent you from getting sick. If you happen to pick up an infection, the combination of lemon and cayenne can work to reduce your symptoms. Both ingredients contain properties that help soothe minor viral infections.)