Cayenne Pepper Benefits
Do You Like It Hot? Here Are 14 Cayenne Pepper Benefits.
If you are one that is not interested in spicy foods, you might want to reconsider this little jewel.
You may imagine this hot pepper is just too much for you, and it is powerful, but due to its spiciness it also has the power to change your health!
The seeds of Cayenne have been found on the floors of caves in ancient human dwellings. Scientists discovered that people were eating peppers as early as 7000 BC. The historian who accompanied Columbus to the New World, introduced Caspsicum to Europe. It is an irony considering that Columbus was seeking the spices from the Far East.
1. Cayenne Is A Certain Remedy for Heart Attack
It can start a heart into action again and ease blood flow through the body. Hence, it does wonders in toning and rebuilding the heart and keeping it in top condition. Another Cayenne pepper benefit, is it is one of the richest and most stable sources of Vitamin E, also known as a heart builder.
2. Blood Clot Prevention
When the vein becomes loaded with sticky mucus, the blood cannot circulate, so higher pressure forces the blood through. Therefore, cayenne equalizes the blood pressure, influencing the heart immediately. Another benefit is it can also cut mucus in the system throughout the body.
3. Lowers Cholesterol
Cayenne pepper benefits by lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
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4. Helps Digestion
Another common medical use of Cayenne is as a gastric stimulant and digestive aid. Because it rebuilds stomach tissue and also stimulates peristalsis.
5. Stops Bleeding
You can place Cayenne powder or tincture on an open wound, even one that is gushing blood, and by the count of ten, the bleeding will stop. Take a teaspoon of Cayenne in a glass of warm water to treat hemorrhaging in the lungs, stomach, nose, or uterus. It takes the pressure off the affected part and clotting will begin.
6. Stops Itching
Another way Cayenne pepper benefits is to use a combination of Cayenne and wheat-germ oil and rub on a healing wound that itches associated with healing.
7. Sore Throat
Cayenne pepper benefits as an antiseptic. For infectious sore throat, combine it with slippery elm and lobelia.
8. Capsicum is an excellent antiseptic
So, for an infectious sore throat you can gargle with it in a glass of warm water. Because it reduces inflammation and relieves cramping and pain throughout the body. Also, it can help cleanse the system of alcohol and even reduce the discomfort of a hangover.
If you soak the oil in cotton, you can apply it to an aching tooth, and the relief will last a long time.
10. Used for Migraine Pain
As a result of its spice, it is able to stimulate a pain response in a different part of the body. Once this happens, the brain puts its attention on that new site and will no longer concentrate on the pain in the head.
11. Benefits a Detox
Cayenne pepper benefits include its ability to stimulate circulation and end acidity. Above all, is a great ingredient to add when detoxing.
12. Weight Loss
Cayenne pepper benefits also include its ability to regulate your metabolism. As a result, it helps to suppress hunger and normalize glucose levels. It also burns excess fat because it’s a metabolic booster. Cayenne pepper has the power to soothe inflammation and bloating that comes from allergies, food sensitivities and infections.
13. Fights Flu and Cold
There are large amounts of beta carotene and antioxidants that support the immune system in Cayenne pepper. Therefore, it is great as an aid to break up congested mucus. Once this mucus is gone the symptoms of the flu or cold will diminish.
14. Use for a Liniment
Certainly another use is as an external liniment, Cayenne is effective for wounds, bruises, scalds, burns, and sunburns. You can rinse the mouth with the liniiment for pyorrhea. It brings out toxic poisons and to relieve lung congestions as well. A simple liniment is made by simmering 1 tablespoon of Cayenne in 1 pint of Apple Cider vinegar; bottle, unstrained, while still hot. You can also combine the Cayenne with other herbs, such as Golden Seal, Lobelia.
Food As Medicine
Cayenne or Capsicum derives its name from the Greek kaptos, “I bite”, although the most prominent non-medical use of Capsicum, of course, is culinary. It is a perfect example of “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food.” Cayenne peppers are available year around in most markets. You can find them fresh, dried or powdered forms. It is best to use them fresh, as powdered pepper is sometimes a mix of poorer quality herbs.
Fresh cayenne chili peppers make spicy drinks, sauce, chutney or for pickling. Makes sure you wash them well first.
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