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Cayenne

Capsicum annum

ELEMENT: fire

PLANET: sun

PROPERTIES: warming

PARTS USED: fruit

FAMILY: nightshade

Cayenne

Cayenne is a small pepper in the nightshade family. Although very popular as a cooking spice, it is also useful as a medicinal ally.  When applied to the skin, cayenne increases blood flow and warms the area. It also acts as an analgesic, desensitizing local nerves and in turn, decreasing pain. A trick of skiers and ice climbers, on especially cold winter days cayenne powder can be sprinkled into socks for extra warmth. 

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Physical

  • warms the body inside & out

  • increases production of digestive fluids

  • provides protection against stomach infections

  • reduces high blood pressure & risk of heart disease

  • relieves pain

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Energetic

  • stokes internal fire

  • energizes the psyche

  • transforms old patterns of imbalance

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