Herbal Supplements

The Herb and Supplement Index by Interflyer

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Name cayenne

Origin may be from Cayenne, French Guiana

Scientific Name Capsicum species

Description A spice made from dried hot peppers. Deriving its name from the Greek meaning "to bite". The hot peppers are famous for their fiery taste in Cajun, Mexican, Indian, Asian and other cuisines. It is a mild stimulant and tonic and a catalyst for other herbs. It helps to soothe indigestion, colds, flu, sore throat, reduce inflammation, shingles, vertigo, improve the circulatory system, stimulate the appetie, normalizes blood pressure, stops bleeding, stops heart attacks, helps to control high cholesterol, helps arteries, veins and capillaries to regain elasticity. Varicose veins, acne, stomach and kedneys, arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis, is helpful with strokes and shock, PMS, restores vitality, relieves headaches and reduces fever. Helps depression, arthritis, rheumatism, ulcers and abscesses.

Uses - relief of pain, internally or externally - aid digestion - relieve sore throats, fight colds, pain of cluster headaches. - also stimulates digestion and helps relieve gas and ulcers by increasing blood circulation in the stomach and bowel. - used in self defense pepper sprays

Notes can cause intense pain and burning if it gets in your eyes.

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