Cayenne Pepper Health Benefits

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.

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

Cayenne Health Benefits:

  • 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.
cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
  • 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.

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