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7 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper Spice – Updated Article With More Information On Cayenne Tea vs. Cayenne Capsules

1.Reducing inflammation and swelling. The cayenne pepper spice is a great treatment for sufferers of bursitis, arthritis, and other chronic inflammation conditions. This effect is brought on by the capsaicin found in the cayenne pepper spice.

2.Pain relief. The capsaicin found in the cayenne pepper spice is also responsible for relieving pain, from simple headaches to chronic pain conditions like arthritis. The cayenne pepper spice can be found in the form of cream and rubbed onto the skin as well.

3.Skin care. Another one of the important benefits of cayenne pepper is that it can give you healthy looking skin. The cayenne pepper spice stimulates the flow to the skin, which enables oxygen and necessary nutrients to reach the cells, which makes the skin healthier. The cayenne pepper spice also gets rid of disfiguring skin conditions, such as psoriasis.

4.Improving the immune system. The cayenne pepper spice is full of antioxidants and beta carotene, which are very good for the body’s immune system. It also assists in building healthy tissues for the body’s mucous membranes, which are the body’s first defense against viruses and bacteria.

5.Improving cardiovascular health. This is another one of the health benefits of cayenne pepper. This spice can help regulate your blood pressure, no matter if it is too high or too low, as well as keep your heart healthy. The cayenne pepper spice can also decrease your cholesterol levels and prevent stroke-causing clots from forming.

6.Preventing stomach ulcers. The cayenne pepper spice kills any bacteria that enter your digestive tract. It also stimulates stomach mucous, and this protects stomach lining from harmful acid.

7.Healthy weight loss. This is one of the least known benefits of cayenne pepper. Studies show that because the cayenne pepper spice resets your metabolism to work at a higher temperature, your body burns more calories for the few hours after eating it. Your body also uses more oxygen during this time, which also helps burn calories. All this may result in weight loss without diet or exercise!

Many people wonder about the best form in which to take cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper tea is definitely superior to capsules, because when it is imbibed, the pepper begins taking effect immediately on the circulatory and cardiovascular systems, affecting every blood vessel right away. This includes the arterioles, arteries, capillaries, veins, and venules. Cayenne pepper tea nourishes the heart immediately with the necessary nutrients.

In general, cayenne pepper capsules will have similar health benefits, but they will not affect the cardiovascular system in the way the tea does. The capsules will also have a weaker effect on the digestive system, and if you are taking the cayenne pepper spice for an emergency or you are looking for immediate effects for the circulatory system or the heart, then drinking it is certainly better.
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20 Responses to “7 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper Spice – Updated Article With More Information On Cayenne Tea vs. Cayenne Capsules”

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    Mike Says:
    I've had this cold now for about 2 months and cannot shake it. For about the last 1-1/2 weeks i have been non stop 24/7 coughing, so bad i've almost lost my voice. A freind told me about cayenne pepper and that i should give it a try. So i went to the health food store and bought just a little bit (1/4 lb) just to try it. For my first time trying it, i was told to do about a 1/4 t spoon mixed with a little water to fill t spoon. As soon as i did it i felt it working immediately, i did this 2 more times throughout the day and by evening time my cough was about 90% gone. Today (day 2) i increased the dose to about 1/2 t spoon and i allready fill 100% better in just 2 days. Whats more exciting about this is i've done some reading about all the benefits of cayenne pepper, it's unbelievable what this pepper can do. I am definatly spreading the word to family and freinds, i think everyone should know about these benefits of life.
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    Nicholas Wind Says:
    Very nice blog/website with great info. I'm 53 years young,very active and I'm a big guy at 6ft. 6 ins. and 250 lbs. As an athlete all my life playing sports like hockey for 40 years ,basketball for 17 years, ball hockey (I know I'm Canadian eh so lots of hockey stuff), for 20 years.football for 10 years,15 years of tennis......those are sports that grind us down. My point of telling that is only the last 5-10 years have I found how incredibly well foods like cayenne pepper,curcumin, ginger, and good oils all of which I supplement with daily for 2 years now actually are anti inflammatory big time. I spent years buying different combinations of products that were over priced and did not work. Only when I stared on these natural foods that I had total relief. I've refused to get pharmaceuticals a try since I give little stock in that.
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    James Says:
    I haven't read how you take the pepper and in what quantities?
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    vera Says:
    Cayenne Pepper, turmeric powder also knows as curcumin, cloves,cumin,cinnamon,garlic,ginger,onions are all very good for health. Turmeric (also known as curcumin) is a flowering perennial plant, a member of the ginger family widely used for food coloring and is one of the major ingredients in curry powder In the tropical regions of southern Asia, it grows from 3 to 5 feet and blossoms trumpet-shaped, yellow flowers. Turmeric is thought to be useful in both external and internal applications. The yellow powder that is often used in food preparation comes from the roots of turmeric, which are dried and boiled. Turmeric has been widely used for centuries as a condiment, healing remedy It is considered to be an anti-inflammatory, also treats liver problems, digestive disorders,skin disorders,wounds, stomach problems from gastritis caused by stress or alcohol It’s also proven that the turmeric breaks down the saturated fats in cholesterol, lowering cholesterol levels. like other substances in the turmeric, have antioxidant properties that are thought to be as strong as vitamins C and E. The antioxidants in turmeric protect the kidneys, liver, brain and lungs from the damage caused by drugs, radiation, alcohol, heavy metals like lead, or other chemicals like dry cleaning fluid. Today, turmeric (under the name Avea) is becoming popular as a treatment for depression. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in turmeric. According to multiple medical studies, it helps empty the gallbladder and stimulate the production of bile. Curcumin is also thought to have the ability to reduce inflammation, fight certain infections and to demonstrate a protective effect on the liver. The anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin have been known to be comparable to such potent drugs as hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin.
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    Rachel Says:
    I have been doing research on the benefits of cayenne pepper all day and I'm convinced I have to try it. Do I just go to the supermarket and buy actual cayenne pepper from the spice aisle?? Or is this something I should get at a GNC-type store??
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    Prof Nutralegacy Says:
    Dear Karen, Although it is great to hear that Gregg has had such amazing results, I would caution not to rely solely on cayenne when dealing with such a severe and complex condition as cancer. That being said, cayenne is a very efficient de-toxifier. It is also excellent for improving circulation. These 2 actions are why cayenne can be helpful for circles under the eyes. You can use it internally for this. Many people apply cayenne topically also, however as this is near your eyes, please be very careful if you decide to do this. Use it sparingly. You may also consider something as simple as Witch Hazel applications under the eyes as this is a natural astringent. In Good Health, Meredith
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    Karen Says:
    reply for Gregg-where did you hear the info about cancer? Wow, I wonder why more people are not using it for these severe conditions... I do have one question-on #3 for skin care:are they referring to using it internally or externally? I have severe under eye circles and bags (I'm only 26, *sniffs*) and have read on earthclinic that cayenne is the main herb to get rid of this. I will try it. (they also mention ACV and b/s molasses).
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    gregg Says:
    cayenne pepper kills cancer in the prostrate;lung and brain.
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    bettsy Says:
    Cayenne pepper really is a great spice for healing inside and out. My mother has severe arthritis in both her knees and I made her sachets for the shower that contained cayenne and other helpful spices. She used them and they really helped. Of course, she's had both knees replaces since then, but they did work.
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    Gayle Says:
    Some people can't live without their cup of coffee in the morning. I can't live without my cup of warm cayenne water with a twist of lemon in the morning. It gives me energy that lates all day. It also cuts my appetite and I have lost weight. Now I've read other benefits cayenne has. Wow who knew. Lastly I just love the taste.
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    Nancy Says:
    Are cayenne pepper and chili pepper same thing?
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    profnutralegacy Says:
    Dear Tom, Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana, an overseas department of France in South America. That is where cayenne pepper was originally from.
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    Tom Says:
    Hey guys - do you know what CAYENNE means? I'm driving porsche cayenne and have no idea what cayenne means :)
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    Megan Says:
    I got # 9 for you! Pepper spray used by police and security personnel to subdue violent suspects. It can also be used to subdue assailants and animals. It's not a health benefit though :)
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    denice Says:
    how did he used it, mix w/water or sprinkle on foods. thanks.
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    michelle Says:
    my husband has suffered from asthma and high blood pressure for many years. after only one day he no longer needs his inhaler, and his blood pressure drop from 160/90 to 119/74. a miracle for us considering we lost our insurance and could not afford his medicine.
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    JAROD Says:
    Seems like cayenne pepper is a key to just about any health problem there may be!!!
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    Colin Says:
    Cayenne Pepper - THAT'S HOT!
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    Jerry Says:
    You forgot to mention #8 that spicy foods have long been considered to be sexual stimulants. Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne pepper can cause increased heart rate and metabolism