Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper in Respiratory Diseases
Cayenne Pepper is well known for thousands of years for its healing properties. The famous herbal Dr. Schulze said:
“If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”
Cayenne pepper was found to have potent effects in the heart and circulatory system. It is also considered a lifesaver in the case of heart attack. Beside the other health effects illustrated in the picture below, cayenne pepper also has significant health effects on respiratory system and mucus membranes. In sore throat a gargle with cayenne pepper tea and a pinch on natural rock salt will cure it.
The capsaicin in cayenne pepper stimulates secretions and protects mucus membranes in the entire respiratory tract. It helps to clear stagnant mucus and opens the airways. It is of great help in sinusitis and cystic fibrosis to eliminate stagnant secretions. Drinking cayenne pepper tea is beneficial in colds and flu and promotes sweating.
Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene has great effects on reducing symptoms in asthma. It helps in developing healthy mucus membranes in the nasal passages, sinuses, lungs and urinary tracts. This will provide protection against invading pathogens and increasing immunity to infections.
Due to its high capsaicin and beta-carotene content, cayenne pepper is an excellent decongestant and expectorant. This make it useful in cystic fibrosis where the transport of mucus is altered. It helps to loosen the sticky mucus and eases elimination. It reduces swelling and inflammation in the respiratory tract, improving breathing.
Due to these health benefits, using cayenne pepper together with home salt therapy is highly recommended. This will potentize the benefits in respiratory diseases and strengthen the immunity.
Lots of reasons to include cayenne pepper in your diet!