Cayenne pepper has been a part of Native American medicine for at least 9,000 years. Many of the health benefits of cayenne pepper are attribute to the ingredient capsaicin. Contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium, manganese, and flavonoids.
- Chili originated in Central and South America.
- A recent review research into cayenne peppers showed evidence of reducing pain.
- Consumption increased core body temperature slightly, which would, in turn, burn calories.
- Modest reductions in appetite were found in other studies.
- The results of research revealed that those who mixed cayenne pepper with their food burned an additional 10 calories 4 hours after ingesting compared with those who did not add cayenne.
- Helps to relieve congestion and used as a home remedy for coughs and colds.
- Key Actions: Thermogenic, counter irritant, styptic.