Cayenne Fact Sheet

(Capsicum frutescens)


This in a powerful preparation and used by many herbalists. It may stimulate the heart and promote blood circulation, improve digestion, and boost energy.

It is hot in flavour and is also known as a chilli or hot pepper. If applied externally, may be a pain reliever. Cayenne contains the natural stimulant known as capsaicin.

How It May Benefit You...

  • circulation

  • indigestion

  • gas

  • physical or mental exhaustion, and lowered energy or vitality

  • arthritis

  • headaches

  • any type of pain can benefit from cayenne pepper.


Heavy amounts of this on an empty stomach can cause discomfort and eventually ulcers.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Cayenne is available as powder, capsules, tincture, or oil.