Capsicum (cayenne pepper) is said to be unequal for its ability to boost circulation and increase heart action. Capsicum exerts a variety of desirable actions on the entire cardiovascular system. It has the extraordinary ability to enhance cardiovascular performance while actually lowering blood pressure. Capsicum has an energizing effect in the entire body. It improves circulation and keeps the arteries from hardening . It can stop a heart attack, and bring you back alive !. But because of its fiery reputation it has been unfairly regarded as dangerous . But if used correctly it is safe and impressively effective against a wide variety of disorders . A safe and controlled delivery of cayenne pepper during a heart attack is to take under the tongue, to help lesson the severity of the attack .
A powerful compound called capsaicin is responsible for most of its medicinal effects. The hotter the pepper is ( example, Chilli Powder ), the more capsicin, the more capsaicin , the more potent the medicinal qualities .
Cayenne pepper is also a rich source of vitamin C and Zinc . It is high in Vitamin A, beta carotene, iron, calcium, rutin and lots of potassium. Cayenne also contains magnesium, phosphorus, sulphur, B-complex vitamins, sodium and selenium and contains as much as 9 to 17% protein .