What normally comes to mind when you hear the words Cayenne Pepper? Perhaps hot, spicy dishes from Mexico or Italy? Well, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when talking about this versatile spice.
Originating in Central and South America and the West Indies, this spice has traditionally been used in cooking but just as famously in healing as well, believe it or not.
Sound unbelievable? Well, here are just a few of the interesting facts.
- It has been scientifically proven to not only prevent heart disease but can actually halt a heart attack as it is happening.
- Contrary to the belief that eating hot foods will cause stomach upset, cayenne can not only heal stomach ulcers, but essentially re-builds stomach tissue.
- It equalizes the blood pressure; if it’s high, it lowers it and vice versa.
Cayenne comes from what is commonly known as the red hot chilli pepper. The fruits of the pepper are first dried and then ground up to bake into cakes. The final part of the process grounds the cakes into a powder and sifts it resulting in what we know as Cayenne Pepper.
So why haven’t we heard much about the multitude of benefits of this amazing herb? Well, according to the people at www.cayennepepper.info/, there’s just no money in it for the big pharmaceutical companies.
Why sell a cholesterol-reducing drug when you can just take cayenne pepper and it will do the same while also removing plaque from your arterial walls? Needless to say, it’s clearly because cholesterol drugs like Lipitor make billions of dollars for their makers.