Cayenne pepper popularly known as “shombo” in Nigeria is a common spice used for foods but unknown to many, it is a great herbal remedy and it has the power to treat illnesses and boosts overall health. For years, Cayenne has been used both as food and medicine. It has powerful detoxifying properties; reduces acidity in the body and boosts the circulation of blood to all parts of the body. It is used in many cleansing and detoxifying recipes because of its potency in detoxifying the body.
Cayenne pepper has anti-inflammatory properties; it can prevent and treat allergies and illnesses similar to or related to allergies.
The rich content of vitamin E is good for the skin; it prevents premature aging, skin infection, skin irritations and allergies.
Cayenne pepper reduces the risk of heart attack and heart disease and other cardiovascular problems.
It is also effective against postnasal drips, nasal congestion, obstructed breathing, and other problems affecting the airways
The active ingredient of capsaicin is an effective natural remedy for cancer.
Cayenne pepper is rich in vital vitamins; they include vitamin A, C, and E.
Ways to Use Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper can be used in many ways; it can be added to meals generously, it can be dried and made into fine powder.
This can be added to any food and drink; it can also be added to a glass of water and taken.