Cayenne pepper, the prince of spices not only makes your food spicy and tasty, but provides several health benefits, treats a wide range of diseases. They are packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, C, E, B vitamins, beta-carotene, calcium and potassium, and has the good anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-irritant properties.
1. Treats Psoriasis
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, and the topical application of capsaicin can cure psoriasis. However, capsaicin causes burning sensation, and so avoid capsaicin causes burning sensation. A research study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that topical application of capsaicin has the right potential to treat psoriasis.
2. Prevents Cancer
Cayenne Pepper has anti-cancer properties and a research study published in Loma Linda University in California concluded that cayenne pepper helps prevent lung cancer in smokers. The Capsaicin in Cayenne pepper can halt the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors. It also has the potential to kill cancer cells and prevent prostate and pancreatic cancer.
3. Cures Sore Throat
Cayenne Pepper contains the anti-fungal properties that helps treat sore throat and other infections. Mix cayenne pepper in a cup of water and gargle with it few times a day to relieve quickly from sore throat. It is also a great remedy in treating tooth and gum diseases.
4. Cures High Blood Pressure
Cayenne pepper increases body temperature, which dilates blood vessels and thereby improves blood circulation. Due to its ability to increase blood flow, it has the potential normalize to blood pressure levels, and balance the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. It gets rid of blockages in arteries and veins and promotes heart health.
5. Alleviates Allergies and Infections
Cayenne has anti-bacterial properties and is an excellent preservative to prevent food contamination from bacteria. It acts as Anti-Allergen agent and relieves allergies including wound healing with minimal scar tissue.
6. Burns Calories and Suppresses Appetite
Including cayenne pepper for breakfast can suppress your appetite and makes you consume lesser calories in the day. It also burns excess fat and boots metabolic rate. It has the potential to soothe inflammation relieves from bloating that comes from allergies, food sensitivities and infections, and aids in weight loss.
7. Digestive Aid
Cayenne helps stimulate digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzymes and gastric juices, and relieves intestinal gas, acidity and abdominal cramps and other digestive problems. Capsicum has the power to control sea-sickness and enables feeble stomachs to digest foods.