Cayenne Pepper is a wonderful fiery spice that grows on a plant much like other fruits and vegetables. Once the are matured the Cayenne Pepper is picked and prepared to be eaten. The Pepper is eaten both raw in foods like salsa and other spicy mexican dishes, as well as dried and ground.
Ground Cayenne chilis is the most readily available source of Capsaicin, a healing substance that gives chilis their heat. Capsaicin has been known to soothe sore throat and throat irritations. Cayenne is also an incredible expectorant to break up sinus congestion, flushing out irritants, and starving bacterial infections. Topically as an ointment, capsaicin provides muscle and joint relief.