Cancer Fighting Properties of Cayenne Pepper

Robin Reichert By Robin Reichert, 20th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Eating hot, spicy foods that contain cayenne pepper may help reduce your risk of getting certain types of cancer. The capsaicin found in cayenne peppers kills cancer cells and reduces the risk of new cancer cells developing.

Cancer Fighting Properties of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne peppers are hot, spicy peppers that have been grown for centuries in South and Central America. Cayenne peppers are also a popular food spice in the West Indies. Native Americans in North America used the spice as a food source. Cayenne peppers are also called capsicum peppers and are mainly used in the United States as a dried ground powder for seasoning foods. The indigenous people of the Americas have long known about the curative effects of capsicum.

Capsicum pepper is the main ingredient used by manufacturers of "pepper spray" used by law enforcement and in personal protection devices. When it comes into contact with the eyes and mucus membranes of the nose and mouth, cayenne pepper spray causes tearing, severe pain in the eyes, nose and mouth, excessive mucus production due to irritation of the mucosa in the nose and mouth, and temporarily blinds the person sprayed. Capsicum peppers have also been used to relieve pain and itching on the skin, because it numbs the sensory nerves that transmit pain and itch signals to the brain. The pepper also causes blood vessels to dilate, which can help to decrease high blood pressure.

The main cancer fighting ingredient in capsicum pepper is called capsaicin, which is also found in sweet bell peppers, but in smaller amounts than are found in cayenne peppers. When capsaicin from capsicum pepper is combined with a healthy eating plan and moderate exercise, the cancer fighting properties are intensified. As part of a healthy diet and holistic approach to healing, capsaicin from cayenne peppers can help kill cancer cells and inhibit the growth of new cancerous cells.

Prostate cancer rates among men in the United States seem to be on the rise. For many men, painful and dangerous prostate surgery has been required to save their lives. Capsaicin is effective in attacking cancer in the prostate cells of men. Capsaicin from capsicum peppers is effective on all types of cancer cells. The capsaicin causes the cancer cells to die while causing no change in healthy tissue. In addition to attacking and destroying fully developed cancer cells, the capsaicin found in cayenne peppers also slows down and inhibits the development of new cancer cells.

Cayenne peppers also have powerful detoxifying properties, which helps to rid the body of harmful toxins that could accumulate in the body and eventually lead to a cancerous condition. To detoxify with cayenne, simply mix a ΒΌ teaspoon of cayenne powder with 8 to 12 ounces of warm water once a day.

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Capsicum Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cayenne Pepper For Cancer, Natural Cancer Remedies

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I'm an AFPA certified nutrition consultant, AFPA certified personal trainer, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, as well as an online fitness coach and a professional freelance writer.

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