A Diet Essential

  Here are a few of the incredible properties of Cayenne Pepper and the reasons why we make use of it in our daily diet.

1. Anti-Irritant Properties

Cayenne has the capacity to ease spasmodic and annoying coughs, ulcers, sore throats, upset stomach, as well as nausea.

2. Anti-Cold and Flu Agent

Cayenne pepper assists in breaking up and transferring congested mucus. Once mucus starts to leave the body, relief from flu symptoms generally follows.

3. Anti-Fungal Properties

The results of one study suggested that cayenne pepper could effectively stop the formation of the bacterial pathogens phomopsis and collectotrichum [1].

4. Migraine Headache Prevention

This may be associated with the pepper’s capacity to excite a pain response in a different region of the body, so reverting the brain’s focus on the new site. After this first pain response, the neural fibers possess a depleted chemical P (the nerve’s pain compound), and the understanding of pain is lessened.

Cayenne is an anti- agent and may even help relieve allergies.

Cayenne is a well known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the stream of enzyme production and gastric juices. This assists the body’s ability to metabolize food (and poisons). Pepper is also helpful for relieving gas. It stimulates intestinal motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination.

7. Anti-Redness Properties

Cayenne’s properties which makes it a fantastic herb for many chronic and degenerative ailments.

8. Helps Produce Saliva

Cayenne stimulates the generation of saliva, a significant key to outstanding digestion and maintaining optimum oral health.

9. Useful for Blood Clots

Cayenne pepper also can help reduce atherosclerosis, encourages fibrinolytic activity and prevents variables that result in the formation of blood clots, all of which can help cut the odds of a heart attack or stroke.

Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. Additionally, it increases the pulse of our digestive and lymph rhythms. The process of detoxification is streamlined by heating the body. Cayenne also causes us to sweat. Along with honey and lemon juice, cayenne tea is a wonderful morning drink for entire body detox.

Extremely high in a substance called capsaicin, cayenne pepper functions to induce temporary pain on skin, which directs chemical messengers from the skin to the joint, offering relief for joint pain.

12. Anti-Bacterial Properties

Cayenne is a great preservative which has been used traditionally to prevent food contamination from germs.

13. Potential Anti-Cancer Agent

Studies conducted in the Loma Linda University in California found that cayenne pepper may help prevent lung cancer in smokers [2]. This may be related to Crohn’s high amount of capsaicin, a chemical that may help halt the formation of tobacco-induced lung cysts. Studies also have revealed a similar response in Crohn’s resistance to liver and liver tumors.

14. Encourages Weight Loss

Scientists at the Laval University in Quebec found that participants who took cayenne pepper for breakfast were discovered to have less desire, leading to less caloric intake during the day. Cayenne is also a wonderful metabolic-booster, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of carbs.

15. Encourages Heart-Health

Cayenne will help to keep blood pressure levels normalized. Additionally, it balances the body of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.

16. Treatment for Toothache

Cayenne is a great representative against gum and tooth diseases.

As a poultice, cayenne has been used as a treatment for snake bites, rheumatism, sores, wounds and lumbago.

–Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

References: P.C. Agarwal, Usha Dev, Baleshwar Singh, Indra Rani, Dinesh Chand, R.K. Khetarpal. Seed-borne fungi diagnosed with exotic pepper (Capsicum spp.) 1976 — 2005 was released during by germplasm samples.

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