Product code: P03114
Cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice or bird pepper, comes from red hot chili peppers. The fruit, or body of the peppers are dried then ground down, pulped and baked, and then sifted to make the spice known as cayenne pepper.
Cayenne is a popular spice used in many different regional styles of cooking, but it has also been used medicinally for thousands of years. Cayenne pepper is high in vitamin A and also contains vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, and manganese.
Today cayenne is used worldwide to treat a variety of health conditions, including poor circulation, weak digestion, heart disease, chronic pain, sore throats, headaches and toothache. Cayenne can also be used to treat poor digestion. When taken internally, cayenne soothes the digestive tract and stimulates the flow of stomach secretions and saliva. These secretions contain substances which help digest food.