TURMERIC POWDER - CAYENNE PEPPER (8oz)
Turmeric and Cayenne mixed, ready to use Cayenne pepper originally came from the Americas and was one of many medicinal plants that Christopher Columbus presented to the Spanish Queen and King. He was the first to refer to it as pepper because of its similarity in taste to black pepper, which was regularly imported from Indonesia to Spain. Cayenne pepper is a fruit, and like many other common spices it may provide several practical health benefits. You can get cayenne pepper whole, as a powder and as flakes. Cayenne pepper has been used historically as an analgesic, antiseptic and counter-irritant. It may also help relieve digestive problems, such as gas and intestinal spasms, and it provides a stimulant effect that is utilized for relieving nerve pain. Due to constituents such as capsaicin, cayenne pepper may provide powerful antioxidant protection against cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Capsaicin may also help with heart disease and diabetes, and it purportedly packs more antioxidant power than broccoli, spinach or carrots, according to the cancer center website.