The Indians knew about the uses of herbs for more than 9,000 years, and people from all over the world have become more enlightened in terms of their useful properties. They first discovered the effectiveness of this herb that helps weight loss, pain, cardiovascular health and treatment of gastric ulcers and cholesterol.
This plant, or (better said) vegetable is the pepper.
The first thing is that hot pepper helps in weight loss, by increasing the body’s temperature. When your body temperature rises, the body’s natural reaction at first is to start cooling. In the midst of “cooling”, your body actually starts burning more calories. This reaction is normal with any spicy food.
Cayenne pepper can also increase one’s metabolism as much as 25 percent.
According to research, a person’s body will burn more than 10 calories than normal, to four hours after the initial consumption.
When red pepper is applied locally and absorbed through the skin, capsicum disturbs all signals related to pain that are sent from the central nervous system. This interference gives patients relief because their brain receives less pain signals.
Adding cayenne pepper to your day-to-day consumption can improve blood flow in different ways. One of the advantages of the herb is that it relaxes the blood vessels, allowing blood flow to a more healthy and unlimited way. Red peppers also improve cardiovascular function by stimulating the heart to beat in more stabilized rate.
These two reactions may also lead to healthier blood pressure readings for both hypertensive and hypotensive patients and reduce cholesterol.