One of the most popular and often used spices is the hot fruit of the cayenne pepper, (“capsicum annum“).
Due to its remarkable healthy properties, it is one of the most appreciated spices ever. Hence, Dr. Richard Schulze advises “If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”
This common household spice, has been often used as a medicine throughout the history.
People used it for more than 2 millennia (2000 years), to treat numerous different heart conditions, including high blood cholesterol, nausea tonsillitis, gout, flatulence, fever, heartburn, paralysis, tremors, sore throat, upset stomach, dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, diphtheria and many others.
Furthermore, cayenne pepper has been used in order to detoxify the body, as it neutralizes acidity and regulates circulation. For centuries, herbalists have often used it to stop bleeding and sterilize wounds.
This amazing spice has extremely strong and powerful properties which can provide a wide range of benefits for our health. Some of the most important are its components which kill cancer cells, prevent heart attacks and rebuild the gut.
Newest research has demonstrated that this favorable ability of the spice comes from its content rich in nutrients, including flavonoids, which make it a powerful antioxidant. Namely, it is also abundant in calcium, potassium, vitamins A, C, B complex, manganese. Also, its beneficial effects in the alternative cancer treatments have been proven on various occasions.
If you have even tried eating a fresh hot pepper, then you know that its hot flavor causes you to sweat and clears the sinuses. Moreover, eating hot food, which includes this spice, warms the body and clears the respiratory passages from mucus.
This spice raises the body temperature since it triggers circulation and blood flow to the skin. This type of herbs and spices which stimulate sweat, that is, which contain diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) properties can be of great benefit if you have a fever, a cold or sinusitis.
Also, research suggested that this spice can naturaly supress appetite, which means that it can be the perfect tool to help you in the case of weight loss and obesity treatments.
In order to get rid of worms and parasites from your body, you should add a quarter teaspoon of this spice in a glass of water or juice, stir well and drink it.
Cayenne pepper can have an incredible effect in preventing heart attacks, so it is advisable to carry a bit of cayenne solution in your first aid kit.
Dr. John R. Christopher revealed:
“In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in (if they are still breathing) I pour down them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water) and within minutes they are up and around.”
Furthermore, a study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2004, by Dr. Sanjay K. Srivastava and her team, an active ingredient in cayenne pepper, called capsaicin, can potentilly inhibit cancer, since it causes programmed cell death to the cancer cells in people, and does not affect the healthy cells.
Moreover, Reuters published a study on March 16, 2006, called, “Hot Pepper Kills Prostate Cancer Cells in Study“. In the study, it was revealed that Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the UCLA School of Medicine affirmed the intense anti-proliferative impact of capsaicin on human prostate cancer cells.
Another study also gave similar results. Namely, scientists injected prostate cancer cells into living mice to subject them to an apoptosis. This process involves the death of cells as a usual and controlled component of the growth or development of an organism. Researchers also discovered capsaicin to be able to stimulate prostate cancer cells to kill themselves.
To sum it up, there is no doubt that this amazing spice can provide incredible effects for your health. Therefore, use it whenever possible!