Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum Annuum) is a hot chili pepper from the capsicum family.  It is indigenous to Central/South America and has been used for both culinary and healing purposes in different cultures for thousands of years.

Cayenne contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, but the primary active ingredient is Capsaicin, an alkaloid compound which gives the chilli its heat.  Cayenne is a potent anti inflammatory and a natural muscle relaxant.

Capsaicin promotes good blood flow by lowering blood pressure, helping to increase circulation, improving blood vessel strength and reducing plaque build up in the arteries.

Cayenne is believed to boost the metabolism and reduce hunger, helping to maintain a healthy weight.

Our Cayenne comes from India and is certified Organic by the Soil Association of Great Britain.