Benefits: Anti-inflammatory; anti-irritant; enhances athletic performance; digestive aid; relieves pain; antioxidant action; assists the heart and circulatory system; aids assimilation and elimination; helps stop hemorrhaging; contains a high source of vitamins
Cayenne (Capsicum) also called hot peppers, chilli peppers, or red peppers, is native to the tropical Americas and is grown Worldwide. There are over 130 species of peppers that contain capsaicin and can be used medicinally.
Many herbalists believe that Cayenne is the most valuable and useful herb to the plant kingdom. The capsaicin in cayenne depletes the nerve fibers supply of substance P, which is the hormone in our bodies, which causes pain. Cayenne can therefore be used to treat migraines internally and will also eliminate substance P if applied topically.