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CAYENNE - Pepper - 辣椒
Capsicum frutescens


Asthma, bad breath, bleeding, cramps, influenza, bloating, gout, heart disease, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, disorders of the spleen, rheumatoid disorders, varicose veins ...


Composition :
Capsule, 100% capsucum frutescens - 290 mg

Part used :
Fruit.Varies in size, colour and pungency.

Cayenne is a plant of the Paprika genus (Capsicum) in the night shades family (Solanaceae). It is related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika and other vegetables like potatos, tomatos and eggplants. Botanically, Cayenne and pepper (black, white) are not related and as spices are only similar in taste (hot). The cause for the spicyness is a alcaloid called Capsiacin (as in the pain relief product). Typical for Capsicum frutescens are the upright florescence and fruit. Dried and powdered Cayenne is called ‚chili‘ (from the Brazilian word for hot pepper).

Cayenne promotes digestion. It soothes stomach pains and disorders of the heart, particularly heart attacks: in acute cases administer 2-3 capsules (or the equivalent in powder) with warm water to relieve a attack. Regularly taken, Cayenne improves the immune system and reduces shiver (it increases blood circulation and regulates coagulation of the blood). It has antibiotic and antiviral properties, promotes liver metabolism and gall production. Recent studies indicate beneficial effects (pain reduction) with migraine and shingles (herpes zoster). Cayenne is rich in vitamins A, C, PP and B complex; also in Carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphor and iron.

Historical: The plant was brought to Europe from Indoamerica and India by seafarers like Columbus. One of the resons for venturing west was the search for the so called spice islands in the Indian Ocean; instead, America was discovered and with it many spices and foods like tomato, potato, corn - and Cayenne. The indigenous people of Peru and Bolivia (the Criollos) use Cayenne for cooking and in male rituals (blood circulation).

Note: When consumed in moderate climates, Cayenne should be started in moderation and high doses should be used only for a limited time. If unexpectedly strong reactions occur, eat a grated apple to produce immediate relief. Pregnant women and kidney patients should not consume therapeutic (high) doses of Cayenne at any time. Studies conducted in India show that in order to impact the stomach lining, a daily minimum of 800g (28oz) is required (a dose never used under normal circumstances; even stomach ulcer patients may use 1/ to 1 capsule per day without negative consequences). Avoid eye contact. Do not bring in contact with open wounds.


Take 1 capsule one to three times daily, with plenty of water.