The Cayenne pepper is a type of Capsicum annuum. It is usually a moderately hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes. Cayenne peppers are a group of tapering, 10 to 25 cm long, generally skinny, mostly red colored peppers, often with a curved tip and somewhat rippled skin, which hang from the bush as opposed to growing upright. Most varieties are generally rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units.[

Healing Properties

Analgesic

Antimicrobial

(anti-microbial)

Anti-fungal

(antifungal)

Antioxidant

Blood Health

Helps keep blood moving.

Immunostimulant

(Immune System Stimulant)

Metabolic Stimulant

(stimulates metabolism)

Rubefacient

Produces redness of the skin when topically applied. May cause dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation.

Stimulant

Diaphoretic

Stimulates the body's desire to increase internal temperature.

  • May cause increased perspiration.

Expectorant

Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages.

  • aids in the clearance of mucus from the airways, lungs, bronchi, and trachea.

Styptic

Capable of stopping bleeding when applied to a wound.

Weight Loss

Disease / Symptom Treatment

Arthritis

Bleeding

Depression

Digestive Problems

Fever

Fungal Infections

Headache

Heart Disease

Hypertension

Hypotension

Inflammation

Low Libido

Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)

Neuropathy

Obesity

Poor Circulation

Parasites

Shingles

Sore Throat

Toothache

Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin Resistance