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.[
Helps keep blood moving.
(Immune System Stimulant)
Produces redness of the skin when topically applied. May cause dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation.
Stimulates the body's desire to increase internal temperature.
- May cause increased perspiration.
Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages.
- aids in the clearance of mucus from the airways, lungs, bronchi, and trachea.
Capable of stopping bleeding when applied to a wound.