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Most people don’t believe that a spice can actually fight cancer and reduce risk of heart attacks. But research shows that cayenne pepper can do just that.
This spice has been used for medicinal purposes for many years. And eating small amounts can give you lots of health benefits. Cayenne peppers contain potassium, B vitamins, calcium, and vitamin A and C. According to research it can improve gut health by rebuilding tissues in the stomach and small intestines. It can also be used to treat cancer or increase the effectiveness of other cancer fighting herbs.
Have you ever had a running nose after eating cayenne pepper? That’s because cayenne reduce congestion by warming up the body and opening the sinuses, thus enable mucus to flow.
It’s also worth noting that this herb improves circulation and allows blood to flow in all body parts. And it has also been found to relieve fevers and flu.
In one study, researchers found that capsaicin (the active ingredient in cayenne pepper) kills and hinders growth of pancreatic cancer cells.
Another study also concluded that capsaicin can help fight prostate cancer. Researchers found that it could kill up to 80 percent of cancerous cells in the prostate gland. And there’s still more evidence. A Japanese study found that cayenne can prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells.
You may also want to add cayenne pepper to your diet if you’re trying to lose weight. One study found that consuming 10 grams of this spice can boost metabolism of dietary fats and reduce appetite.
If you want to maintain a healthy heart make sure you eat this spice regularly. Drinking cayenne pepper tea can actually counteract heart attacks and help you recover. To make cayenne pepper tea, simply mix a teaspoon of cayenne with a glass of hot water.
One common traditional use of cayenne pepper was relieving pain. It was used to treat headaches and joint pain. Scientists came to discover that these benefits were experienced due to compound capsaicin. Well, this compound can also keep your gut healthy since it kills parasites in the gut. Drink cayenne pepper tea regularly to keep your gut healthy.