What is Cayenne Pepper?
Cayenne is a hot red fruit that is used to flavour dishes, its name comes from the city of Cayenne, which is the capital of the French Guiana. The fruit is often pulped into cakes and these cakes are then ground, or sifted, to make cayenne pepper.
Cayenne Pepper helps Blood Circulation
One of the benefits of cayenne is that it prevents stickiness of blood platelets, which certainly can help reduce the tendency to clot and has a resolving action on existent thrombosis.
Cayenne pepper cleans the blood vessels, making long term use a rejuvenator of circulation.
It is also reported to have a wonderful effect on brain clarity and memory, especially for the elderly by its improving circulation to the brain. This means that any areas of the body that are deficient in blood supply, such as the brain, will receive fresh vitalising blood to renew and restore. In some cases there have even been reports of gangrene being cured by this herb.
Cayenne Pepper for Other Health Issues
Cayenne pepper has been known to be good for the kidneys, spleen, pancreas, heart and lungs. The actual constituents of cayenne pepper are vitamin A, vitamin C and alkaloids (known as capsaicin).
Capsaicin is a common ingredient in many pain killing creams used for arthritis and pain caused by diabetes nerve damage. Its also used as anti-oxidant which slows cancer cell growth. Studies have shown the capsaicin causes cancer cells to die by starving them of oxygen.