Cayenne Pepper

2/1/2013

 
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Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper comes from red, hot chili peppers which belong to the nightshade family.  
It is named after the city Cayenne (in French Guiana). In the 16th-19th centuries the city was a major port for the export of spices to Europe. Called a "King of Herbs", cayenne pepper was used traditionally by ancient healers and herbalists. They argued that this herb needs to be added to the top ten list of most useful herbs because the healing properties of Cayenne pepper reinforce the effectiveness of all the other nine herbs. One of the most famous herbalists, Dr. Shulze said, "If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other."  So what makes this herb so magnificent and beneficial to us? 


Cayenne pepper is high in Vitamins A, C, B complex, calcium and potassium which does wonders to the digestive system because it acts as a catalyst.  Long-term use of Cayenne pepper helps your body to fight and prevent infections. 
 
The amount of vitamin C in cayenne pepper excedes the amount in oranges, therefore, cayenne pepper strengthens immune response. Cayenne pepper also consists of phosphorus, iron, and calcium.  Cayenne pepper, taken with other medicinal plants, elevates and reinforces their healing properties.

Cayenne pepper helps stimulate blood flow and accelerates the transfer of nutrients to all cells in the body. Cayenne pepper promotes blood purification, which helps hormonal signals pass through the entire body smoothly and without delay.

Cayenne pepper reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by thinning the blood and improving blood circulation. It is also
effective for lowering high blood pressure.

Cayenne pepper contains Beta-carotine which exhibits antioxidant properties and helps repair and/or prevent damage caused by free radicals. Beta-carotene also can help to reduce symptoms of asthma.  Further, due to its stimulant properties, cayenne pepper increases the appetite, helps with indigestion, and stimulates metabolism (resulting in weight loss).

Cayenne pepper increases resistance to colds. It can also help reduce symptoms from a hangover, arthritis, asthma, kidney infection, or respiratory illness.

Capsaicin in cayenne pepper protects cells from the numerous attacks from toxic molecules, for example, tobacco and other toxins. According to Brazilian doctors, none of the available natural resources are able to accomplish incredible physiological and metabolic changes in the human body so quickly, as Cayenne pepper.

Cayenne pepper is also famous for its ability to increase potency in men. Capsaicin and essential oils in cayenne pepper improve blood circulation, and in particular, increase the blood flow to the pelvic organs.

Cayenne pepper also helps to relieve pain associated with toothaches, psoriasis, and herpes. Smelling cayenne helps relieve headaches.

As a recommended dose, you can mix half a teaspoon of cayenne powder in a cup of water, and take it two to three times daily.

 



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