Whenever I hear the word Cayenne Pepper, SPICY is the word that comes in my mind. Named after the Cayenne region of French Guiana, this hot chili pepper is known as one of the most favorite spices all over the world. The extreme spiciness of cayenne pepper is from capsaicin, a phytochemical, which has been proven to have many health benefits. Even in Chinese medical history, cayenne was used therapeutically. Because of its many, many medical uses, it has been dubbed as the king of herbs. Even if cayenne can help in aiding with a lot of ailments, people is still unaware of the wonders it can do. To get a heads of what cayenne pepper is, here are three things you need to know about cayenne pepper.
1. It is beneficial for the skin. Because of its richness to certain vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and several antioxidants which increases the health of the epidermis and skin. Cayenne treats acne by increasing blood flow to the skin. It can also add hair shine by mixing two tablespoon of cayenne pepper powder into two cups of virgin olive oil and rubbing it on your scalp. Also, cayenne pepper can help if you want to achieve plumper lips.
2. Cayenne cures hemorrhoids. One of the wonders cayenne can do is nourish the heart, cleans the blood, and facilitate healing of the blood vessels. It contributes greatly to your cardiovascular system. People with hemorrhoids are often advised not to eat spicy food as it may cause the swelling to worsen. According to studies, cayenne can be a good help with people suffering from it. Hemorrhoids is an inflammation of the veins in the anus and rectum. Cayenne pepper is good in healing inflammation, thus resulting to the gradual relief from the itchiness and swelling on the rectum and anus area. By drinking a glass of cayenne pepper daily can cure the hemorrhoids.
3. You can drink cayenne. Hot, healthy and it might sound weird, but yes. You can actually drink cayenne as tea, and it is more advisable that you do it. Another reason is that it can easily influence the venous and cardiovascular system providing the heart with a dose of powerful nutrients. Drink it with warm water so that your cells can be infused with nutrients immediately.