Cayenne
Latin Name: capsicum annuum
Alternative Name: hot pepper, tabasco pepper, capsicum, paprika
Forms Available: powder

Cayenne - capsicum annuum - Cayenne is a cultivar of C. annuum and its heat is primarily due to 33 to 95% capsaicin of the total capsaicinoid content. The use of ground sweet peppers as a product called paprika reputedly dates to an Ottoman invasion of Hungary in the 16th century. This herb is as esteemed for its medicinal value as for its culinary fire. It is a good heart tonic and has been used through the years for poor ciruclation and for irregular or weak heartbeat. It is specifically indicated for colds and flus, used to increase circulation to the extremeities, and to improve digestion and sluggish bowels. It is also used internally and externally to halt bleeding. Modern science has supported this herb’s traditional uses as a digestive aid and pain reliever. Cayenne assists digestion by stimulating the flow of both saliva and stomach secretions. For centuries, herbalists have recommended rubbing red pepper into the skin to treat muscle and joint pains. Medically, this is known as using a counterirritant. Several capsaicin counterirritants are available over-the-counter, among them Heet, Stimurub and Omega Oil. Zostrix is the most effective treatment yet for the severe chronic pain following the disease known as shingles or herpes zoster. For an infusion to aid digestion and possibly help reduce risk of heart disease, use 1/4 to ˝ teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Drink it after meals. For external application to help treat pain, mix 1/4 to ˝ teaspoon per cup of warm vegetable oil and rub it into the affected area. Red pepper should not be given to children under age 2. For older children, start with a small amount and use more if necessary. People over 65 often suffer a loss of taste-bud and skin-nerve sensitivity and may require more than younger adults. Use rubber gloves when handling cayenne or any red pepper, water will not wash it off the hands easily, use vinegar.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: It is a good heart tonic and has been used through the years for poor ciruclation and for irregular or weak heartbeat. It is specifically indicated for colds and flus, used to increase circulation to the extremeities, and to improve digestion.

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