Cayenne Powder

Capsicum annuum                                                                 Origin: India

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COMMON NAME
Standardized: cayenne

BOTANICAL NAME
Capsicum annuum L. var. annuum
Plant Family: Solanaceae

OVERVIEW
Chili is the Aztec name for Capsicum annuum. It has been used as a food by Native Americans for over 9000 years. The Capsicum family includes bell peppers, red peppers, paprika, and pimento, but the most famous spicy members of the family are cayenne and chile. The tasty hot peppers have long been used in many of the world’s cuisines, but their greatest use in health comes from, surprisingly, conventional medicine.

PARTS USED
The fruit, fresh or dried, chopped or powdered.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Widely used in cooking. Most often compounded as a cream for external use, rarely brewed into a tea for internal use.

SUMMARY
The burning sensation of hot peppers is a reaction of the central nervous system to capsaicin; unlike horseradish, wasabi, garlic, ginger, and mustard, capsaicin only causes the sensation of damage, not real damage to tissues.

PRECAUTIONS
Specific: Excessive use may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Not to be exposed to broken skin or eyes.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Cayenne Powder

1 oz plus gift, 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 1 lb

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