Cayenne Health Benefits - Research and Studies
Investigation continues to take place to ascertain the various cayenne health benefits.
Research and studies report that cayenne pepper helps reduce appetite considerably and decreases the intake of food. Recent research indicates that there is enough substance and evidence to prove that capsaicin from cayenne pepper may act as an inhibiting agent and inhibit the development of fat cells by activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK); this is primarily found in the muscles and other human tissue.
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A note about Cayenne Health Benefits - Research and Studies
Herbs are God and nature's gifts to us. While the use of herbs and herb remedies has brought excellent results for many people, do note that their health benefits may be limited when they are used in isolation. However, when combined with some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition, the impact on one's health will be greatly magnified.
In natural health and healing, we believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases. We also believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Mans understanding. It is thus a good idea to apply these fundamental health steps no matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem.
Cancer - research shows that cayenne benefits cancer fighting too
Besides being popular for its herbal and natural healing properties, there is documented evidence by the American Association of Cancer Research indicating cayenne pepper being an effective deterrent against cancer.
Studies conducted by Japanese researchers confirm the above and also indicate that capsaicin, the main chemical substance in the cayenne herb, through some mechanism destroys the androgen-independent prostate cancer cells in the male body.
In an article published in Reuters on March 16, 2006, entitled, "Hot Pepper Kills Prostate Cancer Cells in Study", Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the UCLA School of Medicine states that "capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture. It caused 80 percent of the prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis".
Researches from Japan also discovered that cayenne pepper has the ability to decrease the growth of prostate tumors considerably.
Research and studies are currently mainly limited to prostate cancers and tumors but one should note that all other cancerous cells are similar and these properties of cayenne could be extended to avoid development of all other cancers.
Arthritis - cayenne pepper health benefits also include arthritic conditions
A clinical study found that the benefits of cayenne extend to arthritis too. In the study, 113 arthritic persons were examined for the effect of capsaicin cream. The study found that those who were treated with capsaicin experienced more reduction of pain at the end of the first and third months. They also felt less tenderness and pain in the joints during passive range of motion.
Another study of 21 persons found that capsaicin cream, applied topically, reduced feelings of pain and tenderness in osteoarthritis patients by about 40%; there was apparently little or no effect on those who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis.
Fibromyalgia - health benefits of cayenne pepper extend to the sufferers of Fibromyalgia too
Cayenne benefits on health were also ascertained in a particular study on 45 fibromyalgia patients. The study, which lasted for 4 weeks, found that the topical application of capsaicin cream (0.025%) reduced feelings of tenderness at trigger points. Those who were treated also experienced significant improvement in grip strength.
Headaches - a common ailment which cayenne benefits too
Two studies found that topical application of capsaicin cream to the nostril had a beneficial effect on cluster headaches. 57% of those treated reported feeling better, while only 17% of those treated with a placebo experienced a positive effect. This is quite a clear indication that cayenne health benefits also include the treatment of headaches.
Psoriasis - cayenne health benefits also extend to skin conditions
The health benefits of cayenne pepper also cover Psoriasis. Three separate studies showed that treatment with capsaicin reduced feelings of itching, scaling and erythema (redness of the skin caused by capillary congestion).
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