Features & Benefits
The cayenne peper is a member of the Capsicum family of vegetables, which are more commonly known as chili peppers. It is known botanically as Capsicum annuum. The common name "cayenne" was given to this pepper becuase of its cultivation in a town that bears the same name in French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America.
The ripe fruits of the Capsicum genus are widely used as a popular spice, but cayenne peppers also are dried and powdered or tinctured for medicinal purposes. The hotness produced by cayenne is caused by its high concentration of a substance called capsaicin. Capsaicin has been widely studied for its pain-reducing effects, its cardiovascular nenefits, and its ability to help prevent ulcers. Capsaicin also effectively opens and drains congested nasal passages.
Cayenne stimulates digestion and muscle movement in the intestines, which helps restore deficient digestive secretions and aids absorption of food nutrients.
Cayenne also stimulates circulation and blood flow to the peripheral areas of the body. Becuase it stimulates digestion and circulation, cayenne is often added to a wide variety of herbal remedies; it improves the absorption and circulation of the other herbs thoughout the body. Since it is thought to help improve circulation, it's often used by those who have cold hands and feet.
Cayenne warms the body and stimulates the release of mucus from the respiratory passages. It actually can raise the body temperature a bit, as it stimulates circulation and blood flow to the skin. An herb such as cayenne or ginger that promotes fever and sweating is considered to have a diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) action. This action help reduce fevers and relieve such the congestion of colds and sinusitis.
Cayenne has become a popular home treatment for mild high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol levels. Cayenne preparations prevent platelets from clumping together and accumulating in the blood, allowing the blood to flow more easily.
Special blending guarantees 0.25% capsaicin with a consistent potency of 40,000 H.U. (Heat Units).
Each capsule contains:
Cayenne pepper fruit (Capsicum annuum, 450mg 40,000 H.U. [Heat Units*])
1 capsule, 1 time per day, with water at mealtime or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have stomach ulcers or inflammation. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
*Special blending guarantees 0.25% capsaicin with a consistent potency of 40,000 H.U.