15 Incredible Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Tuesday  28 March 2017

As Big Pharma does whatever can be done to keep people from using natural cures that actually work and do not have dangerous side-effects found in so many chemicals  that people [most often needlessly] take and then become dependent upon, there are so many available alternatives that are considerable less expensive and show better results.

We posted an article on mastering cayenne pepper in March of 2015.  Here is another…

15 Incredible Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

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Adding cayenne pepper to your meal won’t just make it tasty, it’ll give you lots of health benefits. This herb has been used for thousands of years for medicinal and nutritional purposes.

Here are 15 health benefits of cayenne pepper.

1. Joint pain relief

The hot and spicy taste of cayenne is due to a substance called capsaicin, which can relief pain. In fact, pain relief creams and ointments for arthritis contain capsaicin. Cayenne can relieve pain when applied on the skin. And it can benefit people with arthritis and osteoarthritis.

2. Improve digestion

Cayenne pepper increases production of saliva. As you may know, saliva aids digestion and prevents bad breath. Additionally, cayenne increases flow of enzyme production, which also helps digestion.

3. Weight loss

Research shows that cayenne can suppress appetite and help increase satiety. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce water retention and bloating.

4. Detoxifying the body

Cayenne improves circulation and reduces acidity in the body. It also helps the body remove toxins by improving digestive function.

5. Fight cancer

One study found that cayenne pepper lowered risk of lung cancer in smokers. These benefits were attributed to high levels of capsaicin.

6. Unclog stuffy nose

Sprinkling cayenne pepper on food will help unclog your nose. Cayenne improves the release of mucus and opens the airways.

7. Heart health

Cayenne pepper helps stabilize blood pressure levels and also reduces bad cholesterol. This will lower risk of heart disease.

8. Prevent blood clots                                    

Blood clots can cause heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. Capsaicin helps expand the blood vessels and arteries, which ultimately lowers risk of blood clots.

9. Boost metabolism

Cayenne pepper boosts metabolism, which is another reason why it’s perfect for weight loss. But realize that increasing muscle mass is the best way to boost metabolism.

10. Relieve migraine pain 

Cayenne doesn’t just reduce joint pain, it can relieve headaches and migraines. The pepper triggers pain in different parts which reverts brain’s attention from the headache.

11. Relieve toothache 

The pain-fighting properties of cayenne pepper also make it great at eliminating toothaches.

12. Anti-Irritant properties

Cayenne pepper can prevent and help cure ulcers, diarrhea, sore throats and irritating coughs.

13. Prevent allergies

Cayenne pepper can prevent allergies due to its anti-inflammatory properties. If you have allergies of food intolerances start adding cayenne to your meals.

14. Improve psoriasis symptoms

This study found that capsaicin improved itching and other symptoms of psoriasis.

15. Lower blood sugar

One study found that diabetics who ate pepper, required less insulin to balance their blood sugar.

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