Used for over 9000 years as a food spice and for medicinal purposes, spices like cayenne pepper were sought out by Christopher Columbus not only to flavour bland food but also as a preservative.
High in nutrients especially vitamin K and A, Cayenne can assist against blood clotting as it boosts fibrinolytic activity within the body and it can prevent the onset of heart attacks. It has a detoxifying effect that boosts metabolism by raising the body’s temperature and assists with circulation by opening capillaries and regulating blood sugar levels. With Vitamin E, Cayenne pepper can lower cholesterol and balance hormones, it has anti-aging properties and fights off free radicals, repairs damaged skin, improves vision and increases energy levels.
The Beta carotene and antioxidants in cayenne pepper boost the immune system and fight against colds and flu. The spice also aids in digestion by boosting salivary glands and stimulating the flow of enzyme production, further to having detoxifying abilities Cayenne moves bacteria and toxins out of the body and its antifungal properties have shown it to be beneficial against fungal strains like candida.
Use Cayenne pepper for pain relief, the capsaicin in cayenne reduces substance P and can alleviate pain from numerous conditions like nerve damage from diabetes, lower back injuries, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as fibromyalgia symptoms like joint or muscle pain..
Studies have shown that if Cayenne pepper is consumed in the morning it reduces food cravings and is a metabolic booster that burns fat, it has also shown to reduce bloating and inflammation from food allergies and sensitivities.
Contrary to popular belief Cayenne pepper is beneficial to those suffering from ulcers as it inhibits acid secretion and when topically applied Cayenne pepper can assist with the treatment of Psoriasis
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