CAYENNE
Search

Search

BLACK SMUDGE POT

BLACK SMUDGE POT

ON SALE $12.95
SEPTEMBER SPECIALS

SEPTEMBER SPECIALS

AMBER RESINAMBER RESIN
ARABIC GUMARABIC GUM
COPALCOPAL
DRAGONS BLOODDRAGONS BLOOD
FRANKINCENSEFRANKINCENSE
MYRRHMYRRH
OPOPONAX GumOPOPONAX Gum
CAYENNE

CAYENNE

CAYENNE
Click to enlarge image(s)
 Cayenne pepper  Capsicum frutescens

Cayenne is a stimulating herb made from the dried pods of chili peppers and is well known for its pungent taste and smell. Cayenne is a popular spice used in many different regional styles of cooking, but it has also been used medicinally for thousands of years. Cayenne is often referred to as chili, which is the Aztec name for cayenne pepper.

The tasty hot peppers have long been used in many of the world's cuisines, but their greatest use in health comes from, surprisingly, conventional medicine. Chilies are also used as a synergistic ingredient in various tonics, laxatives, sedatives, and hay fever remedies

The burning sensation of hot peppers is a reaction of the central nervous system to capsaicin; unlike horseradish, wasabi, garlic, ginger, and mustard, capsaicin only causes the sensation of damage, not real damage to tissues. This sensation of pain, however, depletes a chemical called substance P, and when substance P is used up, the ongoing tissue damage of arthritis, shingles, cluster headaches, fibromyalgia, or lower back injury does not result in pain. Eating hot peppers can also deplete pain chemicals in the stomach. Peppers do not actually cause heartburn or ulcers. They merely cause the sensation of pain, depleting substance P, so other conditions cannot cause pain. Eating foods seasoned with cayenne or chile may even protect the stomach against damage by aspirin, ibuprofen, or other NSAID pain relief medications. Capsaicin creams can also reduce itching in psoriasis.

Today cayenne is used worldwide to treat a variety of health conditions, including poor circulation, weak digestion, heart disease, chronic pain, sore throats, headaches and toothache.
Home  ·  Calendar of Events  ·  Products  ·  Links  ·  Orders & Shipping  ·  Glossary & Preps  ·  About Us  ·  A-Z List  ·  Safety  ·  Contact Us
Copyright © 2010 Highwinds Farms
highwindsherbs@gmail.com