Cayenne Pepper

Overview: Cayenne pepper is part of the Capsicum annuum plant family. Capsaicin is the active compound in cayenne pepper that is responsible for a majority of its health effects. Capsaicin has been found to relieve pain by reducing substance P which is found at nerve endings. Substance P is involved in transmitting neurologic and arthritic pain signals to the brain. Pain is not stopped immediately after ingesting capsaicin, but rather from the depletion of substance P overtime (Nagan) Bene...
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