Cayenne Pepper Health Benefits

Cayenne pepper is one of the most powerful herbs you can get. It is on the top of the list of the most important herbs for you and your family. Cayenne pepper is a hot pepper typically used to flavor food. There are so many different health benefits for instance it increases blood flow, it can reduce heart attacks, increase your metabolism, and help reduce arthritis and so so much more.

The Cayenne Pepper is part of the Capsicum family of vegetables, know better by the chilli peppers. It originally came from the West Indies and the French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America. It is also referred to as a few different names like the African red pepper, Guinea pepper, American red pepper, bird pepper or Spanish pepper. In the early 1800’s it was believed that the Cayenne Pepper could be used to treat a large amount of different diseases. Ever since then it has been used as herbal remedies to many different ailments.

A little bit of nutritional information is that it contains Capsaicin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Carotenoids and a few vitamins in the B Complex. The Capsaicin is what give it its heat so there for the more Capsaicin in it the hotter it is.

Cayenne pepper is so powerfull that it can improves the benifits and effectiveness of other herbs. This is where the name “the king of herbs” comes from.

Besides Cayenne Pepper having great health benefits and also great medicinal values it’s also great for cooking. If you want to add a bit of spice to your meals that it’s not over bearing but compliments your food, try adding a bit of Cayenne Pepper to it. It adds an extra bit of zest to your meal. You can also add it to your sauces and dressings to spice things up a little. You can add Cayenne pepper to many different foods to spice things up.

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