Cayenne pepper is not only the flavorful heart of Mexican, Cajun, and Creole cooking, it is also packed with medicinal benefits. Capsaicin is the active compound that makes Cayenne so powerful. Cayenne has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Cayenne pepper can assist metabolism, digestive functions, circulation and cold symptoms, while containing powerful antioxidants which are being researched for their capacity to fight cancer and aging. Cayenne will add flavor and heat to your cooking and can also be mixed in to tonic beverages for its healing properties.
Cayenne Super Juice:
Squeeze half a lemon in to a glass of water, add a pinch of cayenne and a dash of ginger juice, then sweeten to taste with agave, honey, or your favorite natural sweetener. This drink will keep you hydrated, healthy and energized. It's also great for knocking out colds or congestion.