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 is not only great for adding heat, flavor and brilliant color to any recipe, but it also helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and can even aid weight loss. This is a medium hot pepper powder; 35,000 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 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.
Cayenne pepper increases metabolism by immediately influencing the venous structure. It is nothing short of amazing with its effects on the circulatory system as it feeds the vital elements into the cell structure of capillaries, veins, arteries and helps adjust blood pressure to normal levels. It also cleans the arteries as well, helping to rid the body of the bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Cayenne is also great for the stomach and the intestinal tract. It stimulates 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.
Another benefit of cayenne peppers is its anti fungal properties. Cayenne pepper anti fungal properties are significant although this is not its primary health benefit. Cayenne has been shown in some studies to be active against phomopsis and collectotrichum -- both are fungal pathogens.
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 benefits of our raw organic Cayenne pepper powder may include:
● Regulating 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)
● Clearing liver congestion
● Easing toothache & preserving the teeth from rotting
● Promoting good digestion
● Maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system
● Stimulating the gall bladder reflex
● Removing obstructed menstruation
● Stopping internal hemorrhage
● Healing ulcers in the mouth, strep throat & tonsillitis
● Combating yellow fever & other fevers
● Preventing lockjaw
● Killing parasites
● Healing a sore ulcerated stomach
● Reducing blood clots
● Excellent for sore throat & coughs
● Stimulating appetite
● Stimulates general nervous; a specific for delirium tremens
● Increasing metabolism
● Therapeutic agent against anorexia
● Particularly efficient in scarlet fever & diphtheria
● Helping with elimination & supporting intestinal tract
● Reducing blood pressure
● Lowering bad LDL cholesterol & triglycerides
● Aiding in weight loss
Our Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder is rated medium hotness at 35,000 H.U.
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.
Cayanne, Chili pepper, Red Pepper, Guinea Spice, Cow Horn Pepper, Aleva, Bird Pepper
Raw Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder.
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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. ZNaturalFoods.com 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 Organic raw Cayenne Pepper powder in a cool, dark, dry place.References:
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