The Power of Capsicum

posted Feb 8, 2012, 7:23 PM by Christine McGrew Blair   [ updated Feb 8, 2012, 7:35 PM ]
Like it hot? Try the healing benefits of adding Capsicum to your diet. It's so easy to do. Capsicum, also known as red pepper or chili pepper, can be used as an herb. Capsaicin is the active compound which is responsible for a multitude of abilities it brings to the table. It has long been used as a stimulant to increase circulation and cardiovascular activity while at the same time lowering blood pressure. It is an excellent antioxidant, helping stimulate digestive fluids, supporting gastrointestinal issues, soothing inflammation, enhancing the removal of toxins, speeding up metabolism, opening up sinuses, and the list goes on.

Capsicum is a rich source of beta-carotene & Vitamin C as well as B1, B2, B3 and B5, B6 and folic acid, cobalt and zinc!

  So try shaking some on your eggs in the morning, mixing it into your salad dressing, adding it to hot water with lemon an honey as an addition to your home remedies and substituting it for your black pepper in cooking.
There are pain relieving benefits using the extract topically as well. So why not give this warming herb a try?  

Nature's Sunshine is giving away a Free Bottle of Capsicum to all new sign-ups this month (Feb 2012).  The capsules can be opened as used the same way as the shaker. I have used it in lieu of black pepper for years and never went back. I'm hooked. Follow the Nature's Sunshine link on the upper left of my website page and take a look.