The active component in Cayenne Pepper is a chemical called capsaicin, which is the “heat” in the pepper. It can reduce platelet thickness and help relieve pain. It also contains Vitamins C and E as well as carotenoids. It is available in the form of powder, oil, ligaments, ointments as well as capsules. Among its many properties include diaphoretic, expectorant, analgesic, diuretic, anti-septic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It helps relieve poor circulation, high cholesterol levels, headaches, sore throat, heart disease, chronic pain and as an aid to digestion. These capsules are ingested and can help soothe the digestive tract as well as stimulate stomach secretions and the flow of saliva. This, in turn, may help relieve constipation. It is known to benefit the circulatory system as well as lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure levels. Capsaicin can reduce pain both topically and internally. A study done in England demonstrated that it may relieve depression, boost energy and relieve stress-related fatigue.
Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) (fruit) (a dried extract standardized to 40 thousand HU/g) *
As a dietary supplement, take one or two capsules a day with water or juice.