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Other Names: Cayenne Pepper, Red Peppers, African Pepper, Chillies, Bird Pepper, Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Hungarian Pepper, Paprika, Hot Pepper, Tabisco Pepper, Capsicum Annuum
Traditional Usages: Culinary Spice, Helps Blood Circulation, Scrofula, Chills, Helps Prevent Colds and Sores, Produces Natural Warmth, Ulcers, Aphrodisiac, Stimulant, Iron Bearer, Indigestion in the Aged, Wind, Nervous Depression, Impotency, Improves Appetite, Hypothermia, May be taken as a Tea for Cold Hands and Feet and Pale Lips, As a warming lotion, cream or ointment for Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Backache and Lumbago, Muscle spasms.
Resources: Zanzibar, Sierra Leone, Japan, Madagascar, Central America, Africa, India, Mexico
Parts Used: Fruit, both Fresh and Dried, Seeds
Administration Method: Powdered herb, Infusions, tinctures, oils, tablets, capsules, gargles, compresses
Herb Action: Antispasmodic, antiseptic, analgesic, antibacterial, appetite and circulatory stimulant, carminative (relieves flatulence), diaphoretic (promotes sweating), rubifacient (produces warmth when rubbed on the skin), stimulating nerve tonic.
Benefits: Cayenne is high in vitamins A, B, and C, as well as calcium, iron, and phosphorus.
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Avoid Cayenne Pepper if you suffer from gastric ulcers. Keep cayenne out of reach from children and pets. Avoid touching the eyes or other sensitive areas after handling cayenne. Avoid using cayenne directly on the skin.
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