There is light at the wonderful plant, whose remarkable properties is still poorly understood. Unfortunately, about the healing properties of this product known to few, and often it is just perceived as a sharp and very aromatic seasoning.
Under this name hides a group of varieties of spicy peppers, in a different color (from yellow to dark red), size and pungency. Its name comes from the port of Cayenne, located on the coast of French Guiana and became the main centre of pepper trade. In nature there are several species of wild and cultivated species of Cayenne pepper. They are all perennial, fairly high bushes.
Cayenne pepper is an excellent source of Riboflavin, potassium, iron and magnesium. It contains vitamins E, A, C, B6, K and manganese. Unlike other varieties, Cayenne pepper contains a significant amount of alkaloid capsaicin, which gives it a pungent taste. This chili pepper is widely used in cooking. The Mexicans add the red chili pepper on almost every meat or vegetable dish.
The beneficial properties of Cayenne pepper
Due to the high content of capsaicin, Cayenne pepper can be used in the fight against cancer of the prostate and pancreas.
Has a stimulating effect on the digestive tract, which helps increase the production of enzymes and gastric juice. Cayenne pepper is used to eliminate intestinal gas bloating.
Stimulates the liver, and normalizes the gall bladder.
Regular intake of food prevents heart disease, lowers cholesterol and normalizes blood pressure.
Cayenne pepper is an excellent remedy to speed up metabolism, which helps the body to burn excess fat and promotes weight loss.
Can be used instead of medication for upset, stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers, sore throat, spasmodic and dry cough, diarrhea.
Stimulates the production of saliva, which is an important factor for improving digestion and maintaining optimal oral health.
Cream capsaicin used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis to reduce pain.
The presence of large amounts of vitamin C helps fight infections and boosts immunity. Cayenne pepper is used in the treatment of colds and respiratory diseases: frontal sinusitis, sinusitis.
It has anti-bacterial properties.
Alcohol tincture of Cayenne pepper naturopaths even recommend to use instead of nitroglycerin for pain in the heart.
Cayenne pepper is able to disinfect and treat wounds.
Scoville pungency Cayenne pepper is in the range of 30000-50000 units. For comparison, the zero in this scale is the bell pepper does not contain capsaicin, and one of the “fusion” of peppers in the world Scorpion of Trinidad, estimated at 800-2000 million units of Scoville.
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