DO YOU KNOW YOUR SPICES?
#Capsaicin, the active ingredient found in #cayennepeppers, may have pain-relieving properties.
One review of research into cayenne pepper's ability to reduce #pain, concluded that it may have benefits as a long-term analgesia, without bringing about other sensory changes.
Capsaicin has also been shown to reduce the amount of substance P, a chemical that carries pain messages to the brain. With less substance P, fewer pain messages reach the brain, and less pain is felt.
Capsaicin is currently used in topical ointments and creams to relieve pain and tenderness from #osteoarthritis, nerve pain from shingles, pain after surgery, pain from diabetic neuropathy, and lower back pain.
Researchers at Purdue University found that cayenne pepper consumption increased core body temperature slightly, which would, in turn, burn calories.
Modest reductions in appetite were found in another study after the ingestion of 10 grams of cayenne pepper. However, this was a large dose, and it would need to be repeated at each meal.
Cayenne pepper is often used as a home remedy for coughs, colds, and congestion. There are no studies to support this use, but cayenne may help to temporarily relieve # congestion by shrinking the blood vessels in the nose and throat.
Consumption of #Blackpepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion. Proper digestion is essential to avoid diarrhea, constipation, and colic.
#Blackpepper helps in transporting the benefits of other herbs to different parts of the body, thus maximizing the efficiency of the other foods we consume. That is why adding it to food not only makes it delicious but also helps to make the nutrients more available and accessible to our system. ~
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