Organic Cayenne Pepper is a hot red chilli pepper named after the French city of Cayenne. The fruits are ground and baked, then sifted to make the powdered spice with heat level 8 - very hot indeed! Cayenne pepper is a popular spice that is a key ingredient in many hot sauces, particularly those that use vinegar as a preservative. It adds a kick to many dishes!
Cayenne pepper also has high medicinal value, but should be used with caution and mostly under the instructions of a herbalist as it is VERY strong and heating. It is specifically used to treat circulatory and digestive ailments and conditions. Some of its medicinal uses include its action on regulating blood flow, strengthening the heart, arteries, capillaries and nerves. When used in cooking, it still has these medicinal properties. Cayenne pepper is a great spice to use when treating the common cold. It can be used as a tea (1/2 a teaspoon over boiling water) or in soups and broths.
Country of Origin: India
About the brand: Gourmet Organic Herbs supply a range of certified organic herbs, grown in optimum conditions by local farmers practising sustainable agriculture. They are then dried as whole herbs to capture the volatile oils that deliver intensity of flavour, with a difference you can smell and taste!