Cayenne

Botanical Information

Derived from the fruit of Capsicum, a member of the nightshade family. This hot, red chili pepper is used to flavor food and for medicinal purposes.

Features & Benefits

  • Principal active ingredient is Capsaicin
  • Applied topically may help reduce pain associated with arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, shingles and muscle pain
  • Used internally, Cayenne may help to relieve digestive discomforts and improve circulation
  • Can be used a gargle for sore throats and toothaches

Suggestions & Precautions

  • The active components in Cayenne are absorbed through the skin, mucus membrane and in the GI tract
  • May affect absorption of some drugs. Consult with a health care professional before use.
  • Side effects from oral use may include GI irritation, sweating or flushing. Burning sensation during bowel movements may occur
  • Side effects from topical use may include coughing, sneezing, teary eyes and a scratchy throat.

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