Cayenne Pepper not just for the Kitchen – Part One: Helps Hair Growth and Speeds up your Metabolism

Cayenne is a popular spice in a variety of cuisines. It is employed variously in its fresh form, dried and powdered, and as dried flakes. You can find it at your local farmers market, grocery store or online.

My local Walmart now even carries an organic version. Wild Oats Marketplace USDA Organic Cayenne Pepper


It is also used as a key ingredient in a variety of hot sauces, particularly those employing vinegar as a preservative.

Cayenne pepper is often spread on sandwiches, sprinkled a top of food to add a spicy flavor. Buffalo wing sauce often contains cayenne and even some energy drinks have it as an ingredient too. I have some friends who use it on and in everything food related because the spicy flavor it magic to their taste buds, they even like it in a cup of hot cocoa! (Look for that Cayenne Pepper Hot Cocoa recipe this winter in a future part of this series.)

Talk about spicing things up!


Cayenne Pepper Helps In Hair Growth:

Getting a little thin?

Have you tired all those nasty chemical ridden products that promise to help with that baldness?

Have you ever thought about Cayenne Pepper?

Maybe you’ve heard about it? Maybe you haven’t?

If you have please leave a comment sharing the details of your experience, when you share it helps others who read too.

They say one of the main reasons for baldness is due to reduction in the circulation of blood. Cayenne pepper when applied on the scalp increases the circulation of blood by causing irritation in the scalp, but remember any irritation would be for a good cause.

Try it and let us know how it goes!

Cayenne Pepper is not just a pepper, I promise this awesome pepper has a whole lot going for it. Below I have included a small snippet with some nutrition information from

(Nutrition information from:

“Cayenne pepper, by weight, is relatively high in vitamin A. It also contains vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, and manganese.[6] However, given the very small amount of cayenne pepper typically consumed in a serving, it makes a negligible contribution to overall dietary intake of these nutrients.

Cayenne pepper consumption dilates the blood vessels and speeds the metabolism due to the high amounts of capsaicin. With the consumption of cayenne peppers, the amount of heat the human body puts off is influenced. In animal studies, capsaicin has the ability to boost metabolism, which in turn causes weight loss. This increases circulation and blood flow to all major organs which facilitates oxygen and nutrient delivery. Cayenne pepper may support a healthy energy balance[7] while suppressing appetite. Capsaicin has been shown to increase energy expenditure, so acts as a metabolism booster and is beneficial in long-term weight loss.[8] A correlation has been shown between substrate oxidation and capsaicin. Capsaicin treatment sustained fat oxidation during weight maintenance, but did not affect on weight regain after modest weight loss. [9]

In a low-concentration cream applied to the skin, capsaicin has no meaningful effect in helping relieve neuropathic pain; rather, it causes skin irritation.[10]

Cayenne pepper is also claimed to be an aphrodisiac because it contains capsaicin. It has also been shown to aid in the oxidation of adipose tissue,[11] regulate high blood pressure, promote healthy liver function and tissue production, help regulate the digestive system, and promote healthy mucus production in the membranes that line internal organs.”

Nutrition information from:



After babies, after weight gain and loss and just plain getting older brings slower metabolism.

But guess what? That’s right Cayenne Pepper can help!

Cayenne Pepper Speeds Up Metabolism:

Cayenne pepper can speed up your metabolism.

Which also means you have the benefit of losing weight.

Time to start including some cayenne pepper in your meals.


If you have and you’ve seen results, comment and share with other readers on how you add a little spice to your life!

See, Cayenne pepper is an amazing pepper isn’t it?

I told ya so!

I mean it’s got me so excited, I have a series of posts I will be sharing on the benefits of cayenne pepper for food, beauty and health!

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