Cayenne Pepper - A Wonderful Activator
Cayenne pepper is a red, hot chili pepper commonly used as a spice to flavor dishes. It is a part of the genus Capsicum and is often referred to by this name. Cayenne peppers belong to the nightshade family which also contains potato, tomato and eggplant.
It is interesting to note that the nightshade family of plants contain both medicinal and toxic species.
Cayenne pepper is high in Vitamin A. It also contains vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium and manganese.
It's benefits include, increased blood circulation both internally and externally, strengthening the heartbeat, and a tonic and aid to digestion and general health.
Cayenne can also help stop bleeding of ulcers and external wounds. This herb is considered an irritant so expect some pain if used for these purposes. It is recommended to start with small doses and build up tolerance to it when taken internally. Cayenne pepper can also be used as a healthier substitute for black pepper.
Cayenne helps to ACTIVATE the healing response in the body and also helps activate and enhance the benefits of other herbs. It is one of the oldest medicinal herbs, having been first encapsulated for sale here in the United States in 1972 by Nature's Sunshine Company.