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Cayenne Pepper Powder - Organic

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The main natural properties of non-GMO cayenne are derived from a naturally occuring phytochemical 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 pepper's usage and value. Generally, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. Other constituents of cayenne are vitamins E, C and carotenoids.

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 that typically measures around 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. One of the greatest herbal doctors Dr. John R Christopher referred to cayenne over his career as "a 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 body's healing process.

Cayenne is also great for supporting a healthy stomach and the intestinal tract. It supports 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, by Reuters, the main ingredient in Cayenne, capsaicin, was found to destroy mutated cells of the prostate. The article stated: "Capsaicin led 80 percent of mutated human prostate cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis, the researchers said. Mutated cells in mice fed capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of mutations in untreated mice, they reported in the journal Cancer Research. 'Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on mutated 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 Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder may include:

  • Approximately 35,000 H.U. (heat units) - medium hot!
  • Supports healthy blood flow from the head to the feet
  • Being great for heartburn
  • Kidneys, spleen & pancreas support
  • Inducing frequent bowel movements (above 20 grams)
  • May support a healthy liver
  • Easing toothache & preserving the teeth from rotting
  • May support healthy digestion
  • Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
  • May stop internal hemorrhage
  • May support the healing of ulcers in the mouth, strep throat & tonsillitis
  • May support the healing of a sore ulcerated stomach
  • May support the reduction of blood clots
  • May support a healthy appetite
  • Supports elimination
  • May support healthy blood pressure levels
  • May support healthy lipid levels


Constituents of Cayenne include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E (Alpha), Vitamin K
  • Phyto-Nutrients: Carotene A&B, Cryptoxanthin-B
  • Phytochemicals: Capsaicinoids, Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin, Nordihydrocapsaicin, Homodihydrocapsaicin, Homocapsaicin


Our Raw Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder is rated medium hot and typically ranges from 30,000 - 40,000 H.U. batch to batch.

Suggested Use: Add a dash to hot water or tea sweetened with honey or add a few dashes or more to any dish or recipe.

Other preparations:

Tincture- This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good shake, several times a day. After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.

Botanical Name: Capsicum Annuum.

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

Parts Used: Whole Cayenne.

Ingredients: Cayenne Pepper.

Origin: Grown and dried in China or India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses 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 typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals 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 Raw Organic Cayenne Pepper Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

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