Cayenne Pepper Powder - Organic (1 lb)

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Cayenne pepper (also called Capsicum frutescens) has been used for its culinary and therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Cayenne pepper is a “stimulating” herb made from the dried pods of chili peppers and is well known for its pungent taste and smell. Cayenne pepper is not only great for adding heat, flavor and brilliant color to any recipe, but it also helps to support a healthy circulatory system. This is a medium hot pepper powder; 30,000 H.U. Add a little spice to your life with our organic cayenne pepper powder. Cayenne is often referred to as chili, which is the Aztec name for cayenne pepper.

The main medicinal properties of non-GMO cayenne are derived from a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin is the ingredient which gives peppers their HEAT. A pepper's capsaicin content ranges from 0-1.5%. Peppers are measured according to heat units. The degree of heat determines the peppers' usage and value. Generally, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. Other constituents of cayenne are vitamins E, vitamin C and carotenoids.

One of the greatest herbal doctors Dr. John R Christopher referred to cayenne over his 50 year career as a must have herb in every house. Based on his work, one can come to the conclusion that not only does it support every system in the human body via its circulatory effects but, also its ability to support the bodies healing process.

Cayenne is also great for the stomach and the intestinal tract. It supports the peristaltic motion of the intestines and aids in assimilation and elimination. When taken internally, it warms the body and has even been used by some herbalist doctors to help heal and rebuild flesh due to frostbite.

In an article reported on March 16, 2006 by Reuters, the main ingredient in Cayenne, capsaicin, was found to destroy prostate cancer cells. The article stated:

"Capsaicin led 80 percent of human prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis, the researchers said. Prostate cancer tumors in mice fed capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in untreated mice, they reported in the journal Cancer Research. 'Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture,' said Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine."

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder may include:

● 35,000 H.U. (heat units) - medium hot!
● Supports the flow of blood from the head to the feet
● Being great for heartburn
● Kidneys, spleen & pancreas support
● Inducing frequent bowel movements (above 20 grams)
● Supports liver health
● Easing toothache & preserving the teeth from rotting
● Promoting good digestion
● Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
● May stop internal hemorrhage
● May heal ulcers in the mouth, strep throat & tonsillitis
● May heal a sore ulcerated stomach
● Reducing blood clots
● Excellent for sore throat & coughs
● Stimulating appetite
● Supports elimination
● May reduce blood pressure
● May support cholesterol & triglycerides levels
● Aiding in weight loss

Our Raw Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder is rated medium hot at 35,000 H.U.

Suggested Use: Take from half to a teaspoonful in hot water or tea sweetened with honey or add a few dashes or more to any dish or recipe.

Botanical Name: Capsicum Annuum

Other Names: Cayanne, Chili pepper, Red Pepper, Guinea Spice, Cow Horn Pepper, Aleva, Bird Pepper

Ingredients: Cayenne Pepper.

Origin: India - USDA Certified Organic

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Cayenne Pepper Powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. offers Raw Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Raw Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.


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