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Spotlight on Spice: Cayenne Pepper

Made from dried ground cayenne chillies, cayenne pepper is one of the most readily available, easy-to-use sources of capsaicin, a healing substance that gives all peppers their fiery heat.  Cayenne Pepper has so many incredible health benefits, this wonderfully fiery chilli pepper is part of the capsicum and nightshade family.  It is rich source of vitamin A and C, vitamins B1, B3, B5 & B6 plus calcium, iron and manganese.

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It is a powerful circulation booster and where cardiovascular health is concerned, cayenne pepper claims to stop heart attacks, nourish the heart with vital nutrients, remove plaque from the arteries, improve circulation, rebuild blood cells, lower cholesterol, emulsify triglycerides, remove toxins from the bloodstream and improve overall heart health.  

It can also help with digestive ailments, being a gastric stimulant and digestive aid.  Cayenne can help to remove fungal infections or parasites from the digestive system.  It can lower high blood pressure,  speed up metabolism and is antibacterial and anti-fungal.  Its anti-inflammatory action is said to reduce the pain and swelling of arthritis.  It really is a medicinal wonder spice.

Cayenne also causes us to sweat, an important process of detoxification and if you are feeling the cold it can impart a wonderful warming feeling to your extremities.  

Cayenne Pepper can be added to soups, risotto, scrambled egg, etc or taken in hot water, tincture or capsule form.  

I came across this the other day, will attempt to grow my own small crop this year, at 75p, it’s worth a go to have fresh, home-grown chillies!

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