Updated: Jul 16, 2019
The cayenne pepper is named after the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. It is also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, red hot chilli pepper, bird pepper. It is a cultivar of Capsicum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, and others.
Cayenne pepper is used as a herbal remedy for various problems in different cultures. Capsaicin is the substance within Cayenne which makes it so spicy, it is also the ingredient that makes cayenne pepper such a powerful healing plant.
The top benefits of cayenne pepper
Good for aiding digestion and helpful for relieving intestinal gas
Can be used to stop bleeding cuts & wounds (not to be used on burns)
Helps to detox the body
Helps to break up and move mucus so good for colds and flu
When used in a paste it can help relieve joint pain
Supports weight loss
Helps to normalise blood pressure
Helps balance out cholesterol
Helps you to produce more Saliva