16 Benefits of Cayenne (Infographic)

We’ve all been there: guiltily slathering our food with ketchup, hot sauce, mayonaisse — whatever salty and fatty sauce we can overuse to gain flavor. Cayenne is one of the unicorns of the food world. It adds so much spice, vibrance and blazing flavor to your food with the massive health benefits of an anti-inflammatory superfood. Browse this infographic to see what you’re adding to your meals when you skip the ketchup and add a kick of cayenne instead.

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Benefits of cayenne pepper:

-Anti-irritant properties: ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, irritating coughs and diarrhea

-Anti-cold agent: aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus

-Anti-fungal properties: prevents formation of fungal pathogens phomopsis and collectotrichum

-Migraine headache prevention: ability to stimulate pain response in different area of body

-Detox support: circulatory stimulant and increases pulse of lymphatic and digestive rhythms

-Digestive aid: stimulates digestive tract and increases flow of enzyme production and gastric juices

-Anti-inflammatory properties: great herb for arthritis, diabetes, psoriasis and herpes-related nerve damage

-Helps produce saliva

-Useful for blood clots: helps reduce atherosclerosis and encourages fibrinolytic activity that lead to formation of blood clots

-Joint-pain reliever: high in capsaicin, which acts to cause temporary pain on skin to send chemical messengers to joint

-Anti-allergen: anti-inflammatory agent

-Anti-bacterial properties: excellent preservative

-Possible anti-cancer agent: capsaicin may help stop formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors

-Support weight loss: great metabolic booster

-Improves heart health: helps to keep blood pressure levels normal, rids body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides

-Toothache remedy: excellent agent against tooth and gum diseases


mac C
mac C3 days ago

I had no idea Cayenne was this beneficial. Thank you for the information!

Sonia M
Sonia M2 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Feather W.
Feather W2 years ago

excellent info..

Magdalena J.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thank you!

John W.
.3 years ago

I love adding Cayenne peppers to curries and burgers :-)

Mahmoud Khalil
Mahmoud Khalil3 years ago


Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago


Aaron Bouchard
Aaron Bouchard3 years ago

thank you

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago


Angela B.
Angela B3 years ago

Thanks for the info