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Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum Frutescens)

Cayenne, known also as red pepper, is one of the oldest and most widely used vegetables in the world. It has been used medicinally for thousands of years. The plant was cultivated in Peru as far back as 4,000 years ago. In the 15th century, cayenne was brought from the West Indies by Columbus and introduced to Europe.

Historically, cayenne was used as a stimulant for the whole body, and it was thought to aid digestion, the nervous system and circulation. During the early part of 19th century, it was a key herbal remedy used by the Thomsonian practitioners of North America.

Consumption of cayenne stimulates the gut’s mucosal cells, which release more slimy mucous that nearly coats the wall of intestines, including sore and bleeding ulcers.

The New England Journal of medicine reported that residents of Thailand have virtually no blood clot problems because of their frequent consumption of red pepper.
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