Herb Basics: Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper can help heal colds, improve poor circulation and strengthen weak digestion.

| January/February 2003

Common names: Cayenne, cayenne pepper, red pepper, chili pepper, capsicum

Latin name: Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae

Part used: Fruit



Medicinal uses: Internally, cayenne is used to help heal colds, improve poor circulation, and strengthen weak digestion. It also may help stop diarrhea. Cayenne contains carotenoids and vitamins C and E, antioxidants that help protect the body against cancer. Externally, cayenne is used in over-the-counter and prescription salves and liniments for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shingles, and sore muscles. One of cayenne’s active ingredients, capsaicin, is effective in blocking the transmission of pain impulses in the body.

Forms commonly used: Fresh peppers, dried and powdered (as a spice), capsules, tablets, creams, ointments, and tinctures.

Jonh
7/29/2016 3:50:33 AM

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