Cayenne Pepper

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne is a condiment made from red bell pepper. Capsaicin is the active component in Cayenne, it is a substance that is responsible for the intense heat produced by the fruit. Generally, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains.

Nutrient Content of Cayenne: Vitamin A, C and E; it is also a good source of dietary fiber.

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper:

  • Helps to “clean out” the arteries and reverse the effects of atherosclerosis by improving the blood circulation.
  • Helps increase blood circulation within seconds after ingesting it.
  • When used externally, as a rub it can help relieve painful joints. The hot sensation produced by cayenne help stimulate blood flow to the area.
  • When taken internally, it soothes the digestive tract and stimulates the flow of stomach secretions which help digest food.
  • Can inhibit the growth of the bacteria H. pylori, which is the common cause of stomach ulcers. It can also help control bleeding of the stomach ulcers..
  • Good remedy for constipation since it stimulates peristalsis and improves digestion. It is suggested that cayenne be used at every meal or when needed for constipation.
  •  May help speeds up metabolism and may aid in weight loss because it aids in the burning of fat for energy.
  • Has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of sore throats, upper respiratory tract infections, sinusitis and fevers. When you first feel a cold is coming, drink a cup of tea immediately.
  • Helps to bring down blood sugar levels.
  • Helps to diminish nausea.
  • An excellent food preserver and has been used traditionally to prevent food contamination from bacteria.

How to Make Cayenne Tea: An infusion of tea would be made by combining one cup of hot water with ½ to 1 teaspoonful of cayenne powder. Drink this three times per day.

Topical Cream: Topical capsicum creams should be used 3-4 times per day until the pain subsides.

Varieties: The typical color for cayenne is red. However, there are other capsicum varieties that vary in color from yellow to green to purple to orange.

Side Effects of Cayenne: It has blood-thinning properties, so if you taking blood-thinning medication talk to your doctor immediately.

“This post was originally published on January 3, 2012 @18:59”

Len Carpio

The majority of articles I published were focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the body's ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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