The Healing Power of Cayenne Pepper

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The Healing Power of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper belongs to the Capsicum family. It is the red or green chilli pepper that is used to add spicy flavour to foods throughout the world. Cayenne contains numerous vitamins such as; vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K, carotenoids and the full B complex. It is also a source of calcium, potassium, manganese, and dietary fibre. It has been used therapeutically by the Chinese and American cultures for centuries. So what exactly are the health benefits of this common spice?

  1. Promotes Heart Health -Studies have shown that Cayenne pepper reduced serious heart arrhythmias and improved cardiac blood flow. Further studies have found that capsaicin stops heart attacks within seconds, due to the capsaicin opening the arteries in heart.

  2. Improves Blood Circulation -Cayenne pepper is also good to help maintain general blood circulation, thus keeping blood pressure lower.

  3. Good for the Stomach -Traditional Chinese medicine has used cayenne pepper for stomach troubles for centuries. By stimulating stomach secretions it can help to reduce gas and cramps.

  4. Anti-Bacterial -A study published in the Journal Infectious Diseases & Therapy found antimicrobial properties in chilli peppers. These properties allow it to be used to prevent food contamination.

  5. Topical Remedy –Topically cayenne has been used to treat a number of aliments including snake bites, rheumatism, sores, and wounds. It is used to treat arthritis by irritating the effected area, and distracting the nerves from joint pains.

  6. Cancer prevention -This amazing benefit is thanks to a process known as apoptosis (programmed cell death). Multiple studies have found capsaicin kills cancer cells in both the pancreas and the lungs.

  7. Detoxification -Cayenne pepper can also induce sweating, which is a natural way to detox the body. This is again thanks the circulatory stimulating effects of the capsaicin.

  8. Antifungal properties -Studies have found that a compound in cayenne pepper suppressed the development of 16 different fungal strains, while remaining non-toxic to animal cells.

  9. Hair Growth -This one may seem surprising, but if you have poor bood circulation your hair does not grow as well.  As we’ve mentioned, cayenne pepper is great at getting the blood flowing.  It won’t cure your hereditary baldness, but it might just give your hair some of the life it’s been missing!


So what’s the best way to get the benefits of cayenne? A simple cayenne pepper tea works great! Simply mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a cup of hot water, add lemon and/or honey to taste. However, because this pepper does increase blood flow, people who have trouble clotting or are going in for surgery should use caution.

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About Dr. Jenny:

Dr. Jenny is a Naturopathic Doctor and clinical research associate. She is a successful entrepreneur as the CEO/Proprietor of AgeVital Pharmacies in Sarasota, Florida. She is a charismatic media personality and television producer with regular appearances on ABC, NBC, TBN, CBS, the CW and up coming show on Lifetime. As a health and wellness expert and educator, Dr. Jenny lectures all around the world at various conferences about the endocannabinoid system and functional integrative healthcare and how natural solutions work to treat a multitude of disease and illness. She is currently authoring books about the endocannabinoid system for healthcare practitioners and consumers.
She is the President and Chairman of The American Academy of the Endocannabinoid System (AAECS) and sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP)Her expansive credentials include a Board Certification at The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners – (ABAAHP), a Diplomate of the AAIM College of Nutrition and a Board Certification with the (AAIM) Board of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jenny is also a member of the American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine, serves as a senior business and financial advisor for Nuvusio and the medical director for Biom-Pharmaceuticals and Chief Scientific Officer And Medical Director for M3. 
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