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Cayenne Pepper Cures

March 1, 2017


If there’s anything my household goes through faster than garlic, it’s cayenne pepper. A little addition put into any savoury dish I make has my husband’s spice craving put to rest. But there’s more reason than flavor that I keep this red powder constantly stocked in my pantry!

Made from dried pods of chilli peppers, cayenne pepper (in powder form) can also be used medicinally for many things! In fact, EarthClinic states that cayenne is, “high in Vitamins A, C, B complex, calcium and potassium, cayenne is a wonderful healing aid for the digestive system since it acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other foods and herbs when used with them.”

Also, all hot peppers contain a substance called capsaicin, which helps to inhibit inflammation on a chemical level. This is also why cayenne and other peppers are used to help with arthritis.

Cayenne pepper can also be used as a pain reliever, to increase blood circulation, an immunity booster, and to prevent stomach ulcers. I personally prefer to have it in it’s raw powder form (not in a capsule). To have the best effect on the digestive system, your body has to adjust to cayenne pepper. If you take it by mouth, the stomach has a chance to react immediately to it, so that once it reaches the digestive tract, it’s not shocked. In capsule form, it doesn’t have this time period and is less effective.

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