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Natural remedies with cayenne

9/28/2014 - When asked what cayenne can be used for to improve the body's health, the most common answer I've gotten is that it is great for the metabolism. For the most part, if you know about cayenne, you know that cayenne boosts metabolism. It also suppresses the appetite. While it can be taken in capsule form,...

Capsaicin from chili peppers can improve health in diabetic and obese persons

6/6/2014 - The activity of a specific pain receptor may be behind the beneficial effects of chili peppers on metabolism, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., and published in the journal Cell...

Cayenne pepper can relieve pain, boost metabolism and more

5/25/2014 - The cayenne pepper is the hot chili pepper of the Capsicum annuum plant, which is native to northern South America and southern North America. A nightshade fruit that is related to the bell pepper, jalapeno and paprika, cayenne peppers are often dried and ground into a powder and then used to prepare...

Ten ways hot peppers help you be healthy and lose weight

3/13/2013 - Hot peppers are now at the medical community's center of attention due to its promising benefits to the overall health and weight loss process, thanks to its natural compound called capsaicin. This substance works in so many different ways that can guarantee faster shedding of fat without compromising...

Capsaicin: How spicy food can improve your health in many ways

10/12/2012 - It could be the instant sweat, the burning sensation, the way it accentuates flavors of certain foods, or a combination of all three. Spicy foods get their "heat" from a compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin can be found in some form in any food or vegetable with noticeable "heat." New research into...

World's hottest (and healthiest) pepper unveiled in south carolina

8/30/2012 - On August 27, PuckerButt Pepper Company, a manufacturer and distributor of all natural chili pepper products and seeds, announced the debut of the world's hottest pepper: Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper. "We have raised the bar for heat intensity by surpassing the current world record holder, the Butch...

Capsaicin could stop a heart attack in progress, scientists find

10/14/2009 - The late, famed herbalist Dr. John Christopher was nicknamed "Dr. Cayenne" because he was constantly recommending the healing powers of cayenne, the substance found in chili peppers that produces a sensation of heat. He especially advocated using it for cardiovascular health and even made the claim...

Hot Peppers Make Prostate Cancer Cells Die and Taste Buds Come to Life

4/19/2009 - Hot peppers are great for spicing up food. They may be even better for keeping the human body feeling in the spice of life. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in hot peppers and the one that turns up the heat. It is a compound useful in nature for preventing pepper plants from being eaten by insects...

Capsaicin from Chili Peppers May Work as Potent Dental Anesthetic

4/11/2008 - An injection that combines an ingredient from chili peppers and a local anesthetic may provide localized numbness without the loss of muscle control caused by traditional anesthetics such as Novocaine (procaine), according to a study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and published in...

Capsaicin from chili peppers may help prevent obesity, weight gain

11/1/2007 - Chili peppers, already seen as having anticancer properties, may also help you fight flab, according to new research involving mice from the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. Chili peppers are a prime source of capsaicin, and capsaicin is now being shown to prevent fat cells, or adipocytes,...

Astonished researchers report capsaicin injections cure Type 1 diabetes in mice

12/22/2006 - A new Canadian animal study published in Friday's issue of the journal Cell found that mice injected with capsaicin -- the chemical that makes chili peppers hot -- were rapidly cured of Type 1 diabetes. Researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto believe that Type 1 diabetes -- the...

Pepper Component Hot Enough to Trigger Suicide in Prostate Cancer Cells (press release)

8/14/2006 - Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeņos, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to studies published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research. According to a team of researchers from the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer...

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