One common household spice is able to rebuild your gut wall, at the same time providing you with many health benefits like preventing a heart attack in its tracks, improving digestion, losing weight, and even destroying cancer cells. Now that we’ve got your attention, you must be interested about the name of this spice, right?
Well, cayenne’s plant (capsicum annuum) is one of the most powerful medicinal plants in the whole plant kingdom, and its hot fruit has been used as an excellent spice for hundreds of years.
Cayenne is high in calcium, potassium, and vitamins A, B complex, and C. It has been used for centuries as both, medicinal herb and spice.
Various studies show that this plant is great for peristalsis and rebuilding the stomach tissue. What’s more, it can act as a catalyst, improving the effectiveness of other cancer treatments and plants.
This herb can warm up the body, as it improves blood circulation. It induces sweating thanks to its diaphoretic property, clears sinuses, lowers fever, relieves nasal congestion and sinus pressure, and promotes secretion of mucus in the respiratory passages.
In a 2004 study, Dr. Sanjay K. Srivastava and her team from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine have used the active compound of cayenne, capsaicin, to treat pancreatic cells.
In the April 20, 2005, Innovations Report has published the results, showing that capsaicin causes death of cells (apoptosis) and distorts the mitochondrial function in cancerous cells, without affecting the healthy ones.
The viewpoints of Dr. Soren Lehmann of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center were presented in the Reuters’ article “Hot Pepper Kills Prostate Cancer Cells in Study” on March 16, 2006.
He explains that capsaicin inhibited the prostate cancer cells in culture profoundly, and caused death of 80 percent of the prostate cancer cells in mice. Japanese researchers have also proved that cayenne pepper can significantly decelerate the prostate tumor development, and that it’s a great addition to alternative treatment of prostate cancer.
Besides the potent anti-cancer properties, cayenne has amazing effects on heart and venous structure. Reportedly, it can stop heart attacks within half a minute, so a carry cayenne tincture is an excellent first aid kit for a heart attack.
Dr. John R. Christopher tells that in his 35 years’ experience, he has never lost a single patient on house calls because of heart attack, of course if they are still alive when he gets there.
The reason is because he always carries cayenne with himself, and in such situations, he prepares a cayenne tea by adding a teaspoon of it in a cup of hot water, and pours it down their throat. In just a few minutes, his patients are up and around.
Furthermore, it has been also proven that cayenne is beneficial in cases of obesity. One trial showed that cayenne improves the dietary fats metabolism, and another showed that adding 10 gr. of cayenne pepper in meals can lower the appetite. Cayenne pepper used to be applied directly on fresh wounds to stop the bleeding and sterilize the wound by many herbalists.
Drinking the following beverage on a daily basis can eliminate the harmful parasites in human’s systems. Stir 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne in a glass of water and drink the beverage.
As you can see, cayenne is a marvelous herb that has numerous beneficial properties.