What is cayenne pepper good for?

Answer Cayenne pepper's active ingredient--what makes it healthy as well as spicy--is capsaicin. The capsaicin in cayenne pepper is good for immediate and long term health as well as seasoning food and, o... Read More »

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Is cayenne pepper good to aid in digestion?

Cayenne, or Chilli peppers, contain capsaicin, a phytonutrient that dissolves blood clots, opens air passages, acts as an expectorant and decongestant, and helps prevent emphysema, bronchitis, and ... Read More »

Is cayenne pepper good for sore throats?

On One Hand: People Have Used It for Thousands of YearsHerbalists and healers have prescribed a tea made from ground cayenne pepper and hot water to help relieve sore throats for thousands of years... Read More »

Can you substitute cayenne pepper for chili pepper?

Cayenne pepper is a type of chili pepper. Whether it can be substituted for another chili pepper depends on the pepper a recipe originally calls for. For example, cayenne can be used instead of cas... Read More »

Is cayenne pepper the same as chili pepper?

Chili pepper is the general name given to the peppers of the capsicum plant family. Therefore cayenne pepper, which is a red, hot capsicum, is a type of chili pepper. Ground cayenne pepper is used ... Read More »