[Video] Cayenne is a spicy, hot chili pepper that is associated with an amazing range of health benefits: it can help your heart, digestion, circulation, muscles and joints — and it can even help you lose weight. Why is cayenne so healthy? It is rich in capsaicin, a compound that relieves inflammation and pain. Cayenne pepper also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, potassium, manganese, and flavonoids (which have antioxidant properties).
Check out this informative video from Celestial Healing Wellness Center that gives a great overview of amazing Cayenne Pepper! Then scroll down to see what we think are the 7 best healing properties of cayenne … it really is an awesome dietary supplement.
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Here are 7 of our favorite cayenne health benefits as described by Dr. Edward Group on the Global Healing Center website:
1 – Anti-Irritant Properties: Cayenne has the ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea.
2 – Anti-Cold and Flu Agent: Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, relief from flu symptoms generally follows.
3 – Digestive Aid: Cayenne is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins). Cayenne pepper is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination.
4 – Detox Support: Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It also increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined. Cayenne also causes us to sweat, another important process of detoxification. Combined with lemon juice and honey, cayenne tea is an excellent morning beverage for total body detox.
5 – Joint-Pain Reliever: Extremely high in a substance called capsaicin, cayenne pepper acts to cause temporary pain on the skin, which sends chemical messengers from the skin into the joint, offering relief for joint pain.
6 – Supports Weight Loss: Scientists at the Laval University in Quebec found that participants who took cayenne pepper for breakfast were found to have less appetite, leading to less caloric intake throughout the day. Cayenne is also a great metabolic-booster, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of fats.
7 – Promotes Heart-Health: Cayenne helps to keep blood pressure levels normalized. It also balances the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
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