If there is one herb that you should have in your kitchen, it’s Cayenne pepper, as it is the most powerful herb of all. There is no other herb that increases the blood flow faster, effects faster physiological and metabolic changes in the body than cayenne pepper.
Why is Cayenne Pepper so powerful and why do we not know enough about it?
The easiest answer – “it moves blood”.
It turns the circulation on in seconds and blasts through blockages in sick areas of the body. Cayenne contains flavonoids that will heal heart cells as well as protect the heart. It also contains vitamins that will destroy bacteria and increase one’s immune system.
Cayenne is a chilli species native to the tropic regions of Central and South America. Its characteristic fiery heat comes from the capsaicin content, the chemical compound found in the fruity body of pepper plants.
The Capsaicin alters the part of the body that regulates body temperature, which stimulates proper flow to the hands and feet and improves general circulation within the organs of the body. With its cardiovascular and circulation benefits, it also reduces blood cholesterol and platelet aggregation.
Capsaicin’s digestive properties
Cayenne increases the secretion of saliva, which contains enzymes that help to break down carbohydrates. Also, digestive juices, which contain acids and enzymes that further break down food particles. Capsaicin is thought to be very helpful in healing digestive ulcers. Furthermore, it stimulates the secretion of mucous in the digestive tract, which coats the intestinal walls. This mucous coating covers existing ulcers and helps to prevent further tissue damage.
Dr Hulda Clark recommended use of cayenne pepper to support the body’s natural defences with natural compounds . These discourage the proliferation of foreign organisms known to occupy the human body. Thus, bringing about balance between body and micro organisms.
It kills prostate cancer cells
It is always suggested that to start using cayenne pepper one should start slowly and then bring up the tolerance levels. A team of USA Cancer scientists found in tests on mice that capsaicin could provoke apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in the cells behind human prostate cancer, the most common cancer amongst men.
Scientist at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, the tests showed the potential of repressing the growth of the cancer cells in humans.
“Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture”- Soren Lehmann.
It also dramatically slowed the development of prostate tumours formed by those human cell lines in mice.
Cayenne Pepper is truly a remarkable herb that has not been given sufficient exposure.