Cayenne Pepper

Shop Cayenne Pepper Forms and Sizes of Bulk Herbs BelowCayenne a healthy source of beneficial nutrients!

Common Name: 
 Cayenne, Cayenne Peppers. African Birdseye Pepper, Red Pepper, Hot Pepper, Capsicum, Hari Mirch, Chili Pepper, Goat’s Pod, Mexican Chilies, Zanzibar Pepper, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Botanical Name:  Capsicum annum, Capsicum minimum, Capsicum frutescens
Cayenne Pepper Dosage:  Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Cayenne Pepper Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Caution is needed to protect the hands and eyes when using this. 

Cayenne Pepper Benefits & Information

Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annum) is native to both North and South America.  It is a well-known recipe ingredient for adding spicy heat to food.  Cayenne peppers contain capsinoid compounds which are what causes the hot burning sensation associated with cayenne peppers.  The Scoville heat index measures the amount of capsinoid compounds in the peppers.  The more capsinoid compounds in a pepper, the higher the Scoville value.  Capsaicin is the primary capsinoid in cayenne peppers.  FDA-labeled indications for capsaicin are for arthritis pain and musculoskeletal pain.

Cayenne pepper has a long history of medicinal use.  Traditionally cayenne pepper has been used to ease gout, aid with indigestion, ease fever, and soothe headache pain.  Research has found that cayenne pepper supports digestive health, promotes healthy circulation, benefits the cardiovascular system, promotes joint health, benefits skin health, may promote healthy weight, and may ease nerve pain.  It can be use both internally and topically.

Cayenne pepper can be used to make a tea, your own fresh filler-free capsules, in a compress, or in your favorite recipes and beverages.

Cayenne Pepper Taste:  Pungent
Cayenne Pepper Naturally Occurring Components: 
capsaicin, capsanthin, capsorubin, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, lutein, phytofluene, xanthophyll, capsicoside, folates, niacin, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc

Herbs That Combine With Cayenne Pepper

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