101: All About Cayenne Pepper

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 What Is Cayenne Pepper?

It is a common pepper people use to add flavour to dishes. In terms of its origin, it is a chili from the  Capsicum family. Cayenne pepper are widely used in Mexican and Chinese cusine. It can be used as whole or powdered form. 

What Are Some Cayenne Pepper Benefit?

Cayenne papper is a natural cure for cold

Cayenne pepper claims to have the abilty to reduce congestions and sooth cold. This is due to the effect of antioxident in cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper are full of antioxidents such as Vitamin A and Vitamin K.  Meanwhile,  practitioners of Chinese and Ayurvedic herbal medicine use cayenne pepper to treat many circulatory and digestive problems. 

When we eat spicy food, the pungent teaste of Cayenne Pepper will naturally stimulate the taste organs of the human tongue and reflexively cause a rise in blood pressure. An intake of cayenne pepper, according to Chines herbal medicine will  shrinking dilated blood vessels in the nose and throat. This explains why it can reduce nasal congestion and sooth caugh smptoms.

Promote Cardivascular Health 

The active ingredient, capsaicin,  support healthy blood flow and lower blood pressure levels of the heart as well. In other words, cayenne pepper can peppers can lower cholesterol, blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease.It improves the circulation of blood flow from the heart. When applied topically, cayenne papper can alleviate pains and inflammation in muscles and joints. 

The critial role of Vitamin A and vitamin K is needless to say. Vitamin K is  vital role in proper blood clotting and wound healing regeneration. Food sources rich in vitamin K include green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. While vitamin A not only maintains the health of our eyes, but also involved in maintaining  a healthy immune system.Some of the common food sources include spinach, orange , yellow produce like carrots, papaya and mango, liver, eggs, dairy, and some fortified cereals. 

Cayenne Pepper Aids Digestion

Research has also shown that the spicyness of cayenne pepper stimulates taste receptors in the mouth and stomach. In turn, it stimulate active digestion of our stomach.Thus, it enhancing appetite. This is why we tend to eat more food ,when our food has a more spicy kick. 

Tooth Pain Relief

Toothache and sensitivity may be a common experience for many people.  There is a home remedy that some are aware of to help alleviate toothache pain - using pepper.These oils have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties which can provide relief. As the oils pull toxins from the mouth and gums, they reduce inflammation and infection,

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Can Cayenne Pepper Lower Blood Sugar?

Yes, blood glucose level is significantly reduced with the consumption of cayenne pepper. it naturally stabolizes the blood suar levels. It complete this task by naturally increase glucose absoption in the small intestine according to "European Journal of Pharmacology".

Can Cayeene Pepper Kill Cancer Cells?

Cayeen pepper found to stop the growth of prostate cancer according to a scientific study done by university of California. A substance within cayeene pepper called "beta-carotene" can sustancially reduce the risk of lung, mouth, pharynx, and larynx cancer.


Can Cayenne Pepper Hurt Dogs?

Can dogs and cat eat cayenne perpper in their diet? Cayenne papper are not considered to be toxic but may cause some potential digestive upset.The smptoms range from vomiting and diarrhea. What is more, if you want to protect your furnitures from being chewed by your dogs and cat. You can spray some diluted cayeene peper solution to the corners of your beloved sofa and bed corners. You pet may find the smell of cayenne papper very irritating, which effectively prevent them from licking and chewing your furnitures. 

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What Are Some Recipes Of Cayenne Pepper?

Well, there is some wird combination  you cannot first imagine. Cayenne papper can be sprinkled on popcorn, dry rubs, or even eggs.

There is a Classic Chinese Cayenne Pepper Recipe. 

  • 4 green chili peppers
  • 1 package of tofu
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • 10g cayenne papper 
  • 10g soy sauce
  • 5g oyster sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced and chopped 
  • 10g balsamic vinegar
  1. Wash the green chilis. Remove the stems and cut down the length of the chilis into 2-3 pieces. Gently flatten them with a rolling pin so they are slightly soft.
  2. Prepare the sauce by combining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, a small spoonful of sugar, a small spoonful of salt, 5g balsamic vinegar and some water. Mix well and adjust amounts to taste.
  3. Heat a wok without oil. Fry the chili peppers and cayenne papper over medium-low heat, turning occasionally, until lightly charred on both sides. Remove from wok and set aside.
  4. Heat the wok again and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and stir fry briefly until fragrant.
  5. Add the mixture of chilis and tofu strips. Toss to coat and mix well.
  6. Pour in the prepared sauce. Cover and let simmer until peppers and tofu are cooked through. Halfway through, uncover and turn ingredients, then recover and continue simmering.
  7. When peppers and tofu have absorbed flavors and sauce has reduced, remove from heat. Pour remaining sauce in wok over top. Garnish with chopped green onions.

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