Simple Herbal Extracts | Cayenne



Botanical Name

Capsicum annum

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Cayenne is both an intense food and a medicine. Cayenne increases digestive fire, circulation and absorption of the other herbs in the formulas. Rich in flavonoids and carotenoids, these hot fruits have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. They help prevent atherosclerosis, improve metabolism, and reduce histamine response.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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