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Seven evidence-based medicinal properties of cayenne pepper

Posted on: June 25, 2013

Seven-plus cayenne study summaries

(1) Dyspepsia relief (upper abdominal discomfort or indigestion): Thirty subjects who commonly experienced symptoms of dyspepsia including bloating and gas were fed 2.5 grams of cayenne daily with meals for five weeks.

After three weeks, their dyspepsia symptoms subsided significantly and remained that way the full five weeks. Cayenne also protects the stomach from aspirin or other over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers.

(2) Reduces serum lipoprotein oxidation: Oxidized liproteins are considered major factors for atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and diabetes. Oxidized lipoproteins usually occur from consuming too many oxidized lipids in processed or hydrolyzed oils and margarine, both ubiquitous in the standard American diet (SAD).

A clinical study using chopped cayenne chilli peppers in the daily diet of 27 subjects determined that consuming cayenne for a period of four weeks exerts antioxidant effects, perhaps by increasing serum lipoprotein resistance to oxidation.

(3) Angina relief: Angina is chest pain caused by cardiovascular or heart problems. Cayenne has natural vasodilatory (blood vessel dilating) properties that go to the heart of angina issues.

(4) Treating diabetes 2:The active substance found in capsicum that delivers its hot and spicy flavor is capsaicin, cayenne’s active ingredient.

A study found that 5 grams of capsaicin from capsicum encouraged a better maintenance of insulin levels and created a reduction in blood glucose levels. They researchers concluded that cayenne may have clinical implications in the management of type 2 diabetes.

(5) Relieves skin irritation, itching and pain: Some amputee cases have been treated with topical applications to their stumps and experienced pain relief. Research has determined that cayenne skin creams, which are available without prescription OTC, are helpful for relieving psoriasis.

Topical cayenne creams have also been useful for joint pain, painful neuropathy symptoms, herpes zoster (shingles), fibromyalgia, and post surgical nerve pain.

(6) Idiopathic rhinitis: Rhinitis refers to nasal infections; idiopathic means of unknown origin. There are nasal sprays containing cayenne that have proven to be very effective for rhinitis of unknown origins.

(7) Oral mucositis: This is a common side effect of chemotherapy or radiation, causing even more discomfort of cancer patients who submit to mainstream oncology’s cut, burn, and poison treatments.

Oral mucositis is an inflammation of the mucosal lining in the mouth that creates lesions and makes speaking and swallowing difficult, sometimes even impossible.

A Yale study fed 11 oral mucositis patients taffy candy laced with capsaicin, cayenne’s active ingredient. The taffy ensured maximum capsacian exposure in the mouth. All 11 experienced reduced pain; two of them had their pain completely disappear.

Speaking of cancer: In 2005, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School discovered that cayenne has anti-cancer properties. Cayenne induces programmed cancer cell death (apoptosis) without affecting healthy cells.

Learn more: Natural News

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