10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAYENNE PEPPER
Cayenne Pepper contains a high concentration component called Capsaicin, which has been proven to help treat many medical issues.
- Boost your Metabolism which can encourage Weight loss – The heat from the cayenne pepper helps the body to burn more calories. Studies have shown that cayenne speeds up the metabolism as well as suppresses ones appetite.
- Strengthen Immune system cayenne pepper has beta carotene and antioxidants which are both known to support our immune systems. The heat from the pepper also causes your body to sweat which helps release toxins and enhances your immune systems activity. Due to its high source of vitamin C, it can ward off cold and flu, as well as sinus problems.
- Digestive system a healthy immune system starts with your digestive system. Cayenne pepper stimulates saliva which aids in the process of the digestive tract being able to work properly.
- Circulation cayenne pepper helps prevent blood from coagulating which in return provides better blood flow throughout your system.
- Heartburn hard to believe that the heat from cayenne pepper can help reduce heartburn, but studies have shown that it can. How it works, cayenne pepper removes acids from the stomach which is what causes heartburn.
- Detoxes your system cayenne pepper defends against certain bacteria’s and removes toxins from your system. Each morning I drink a cup of hot water adding a 1/4 or up to 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, fresh squeezed lemon approximately 2 tablespoons. You can also add honey or syrup to help sweeten it up. Sip slowly. This helps to keep your system in check, and also aids in getting rid of unwanted toxins in your body.
- Headaches due to cayenne peppers ability to stimulate blood flow, taking a cayenne capsule can take the place of an aspirin to alleviate pain.
- Has been known to prevent Cancer. Cayenne pepper contains capsicum which is a rich source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your body produce white blood cells. Cayenne pepper is also full of antioxidants which prevents damage caused by free radicals.
- Sinus Infection this spice will relieve congestion, inflammation, and prevent a sinus infection. How to use cayenne pepper for a sinus infection: First, highly recommend using an organic cayenne powder. Take a pinch of the powder and snort up each of your nostrils. You will experience burning. If the burning is too much for you then another suggestion would be to dilute the cayenne pepper powder with water and apply it with a Q-tip rubbing it around your nasal passages and then breath in. Allow your sinus’s to drain some. After they have drained, carefully blow your nose. Taking a pill after meals can also help speed up the healing process.
- Reduces Arthritis Pain due to cayenne peppers anti inflammatory properties, many have experienced relief from joint pain caused by arthritis. Probably the best solution would be to purchase a cayenne pepper essential oil that you can rub on the areas where arthritis pain becomes unbearable.
VITAMINS PACKED IN CAYENNE PEPPER
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
Here are two recommended Cayenne Pepper supplements and/or powder. Click on the images to view. You will be redirected to Amazon where all the prices are the same.
Always check with your doctor before taking Cayenne Pepper. Some medications may conflict with this spice. You should not take Cayenne Pepper if you are allergic. It has been known that people who are allergic to foods such as kiwis, avocados, or bananas should probably not consider taking Cayenne Pepper. Side affects could include itchy skin, sweating, hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, and/or chest pain. Taking too much cayenne pepper could cause kidney damage, or inflammation of the stomach lining, so don’t over do! It is not recommended taking cayenne pepper if you have high blood pressure and are taking medication. A recommend dosage would be taking 2 to 3 capsules throughout the day after a meal. Another option would be to add 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of cayenne spice to a drink such as orange juice once a day.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of herbs does not replace medical advice. You should always consult your doctor before taking any herbal supplement.