Cayenne powder is made from dried chilies, that are then ground into a powerful powder. Cayenne pepper contains an amazing healing substance called capsaicin. The capsaicin is the part of the chile that makes it fiery hot. Capsaicin in cayenne can soothe a sore throat (even better than lozenges, which can dry tissues, increasing irritation). Cayenne is an excellent expectorant: a small taste releases fluids in the mouth, throat, and nasal passages that thin mucus, break up congestion, and flush out irritants, helping to stave off bacterial infections.
Cayenne can also be used topically in ointments relieving muscle and joint pain.
Choose It & Use It
Cayenne pepper adds heat and spice to food. It is very potent a little bit goes a long way.
Be sure to get the healing properties of cayenne into your diet.
It can be a wonderful aid when your sick.
If you are a nursing mother or child under 2 you should avoid cayenne.