Benefits And Nutrition Of Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper) For Health

Benefits And Nutrition Of Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper) For Health


African Bird Pepper, also known as Capsicum Annum, is a hot chili that grows wild in parts of northwest Africa. Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) contains carotene molecules that have potent antioxidant elements. Capsicum annum, and more specifically Cayenne, has been successfully used to treat arthritis, psoriasis, cluster headaches, and amputation pain as well as lower the rate of cardiovascular disease. Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) is also  a type of cayenne pepper and is known to be an effective way to lower blood pressure.

Benefits And Nutrition Of Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper) For Health
Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper)

Benefits And Nutrition Of Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper) For Health


Help you lose weight


Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) extract is capable of transforming your entire body into a lean calories burning machine and help you burn off some fats. By simply adding this extract into your diet, capsicum will actually accelerate the thermogenic process inside your body. This will raise your inner heat, thus making your body cells move very fast while accelerating your body’s metabolism. This extract also promotes lipolysis, whereby all the fats stored in the adipose tissues are released and burned up to produce energy.

Antioxidant properties


Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) extract being a rich source of both vitamins A & C, it also has some antioxidant properties. These antioxidants can help combat all the free radicals inside your body and heal numerous cardiac diseases, osteoarthritis, cataract and bronchial asthma. This extract can help stop the cellular damage and the damages to the nerves and blood vessels caused by free radicals.

Benefits And Nutrition Of Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper) For Health

Capsicum extract and heart health


One of the most crucial benefits of capsicum annum (african bird pepper) is its ability to prevent heart attacks. This is because capsicum is a good vasodilator which can open up your arteries and allow the blood-flow to your heart to continue thus stopping a heart-attack. Cayenne extract can also prevent blood clots from forming in your blood vessels because of blood platelets aggregation. And in heart attack cases, this extract is given orally in hot tea or a tincture to accelerate its entrance into the patient’s bloodstream.

 Anti-Irritant Properties


Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) has the ability to ease stomach upset, ulcers, soar throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs as well as diarrhea.

When you have a cold or flu, capsicum annum (african bird pepper) helps break up congested mucus and gets it moving. Once the mucus starts to leave your body, you will get some relief from many of the flu symptoms you may be experiencing.

Digestive Aid


This spice is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract ncreasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This, in turn, aids the body’s ability to metabolize the food (and toxins) we take into the system. Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) is also a wonderful medicinal herb for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination.

Helps Produce Saliva


Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) stimulates the production of saliva, an important key to excellent digestion and maintaining optimal oral health.

Benefits And Nutrition Of Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper) For Health
Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper)

Prevents & Treats Blood Clots


Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) also helps reduce atherosclerosis, encourages fibrinolytic activity and prevents the formation of blood clots, all of which can help reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke.

Possible Anti-Cancer Agent


Studies done at the Loma Linda University in California found that Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) can prevent lung cancer in smokers. This may be again related to cayenne’s high quantity of capsaicin, a substance that can stop the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors. Other studies have also shown a similar reaction in capsicum annum (african bird pepper)’s ability to inhibit liver tumors.

Other Benefits Of Capsicum Annum (African Bird Pepper)


Some people apply capsicum annum (african bird pepper) to the skin for pain caused by shingles, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Capsicum annum (african bird pepper) is also used topically for nerve pain (neuropathy) associated with diabetes and HIV, other types of nerve pain (neuralgia), and back pain.

Some people put capsicum annum (african bird pepper) inside the nose to treat hay fever, migraine headache, cluster headache, and sinus infections (sinusitis). One form of capsicum annum (african bird pepper) is currently being studied as a drug for migraine, osteoarthritis, and other painful conditions.