Cayenne Peppers, an active ingredient used in the flavoring of a number of dishes, and one of the most important components of the Master Cleanse, known for its detoxifying properties, has proved its worth in both the culinary arts and medicine as well. Further more, unknown to the majority, Cayenne Peppers have an additional benefit in the fight against cancer. Cayenne Peppers have the ability to combat the spread of cancer cells; killing a large percentage of these cancer cells.
About Cayenne Pepper
Here is a little information on this pepper’s roots, Cayenne Pepper (Bird Pepper or Guinea Pepper), a hot red chili pepper, named from the Cayenne, a city in French Guiana, is a pepper from the Capsicum Annuum, a pepper genus. Other peppers from the same genus are jalapenos and bell peppers. The peppers are dried and ground, or pulped and baked. After which, they are ground and sifted to a finer powder and the finished product is Cayenne Pepper.
Capsaicin, the component in peppers that give the tongue and any other part of the body it comes into contact to a hot or burning sensation, and is the main reason it is utilized as a spice, is the same component that kills cancer cells. This is according to studies in Cancer Research, published in its March 15 issue.
This component, Capsaicin, was tested on cancer infected human prostate cells, conducted by medical researchers and scientists from The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (a cancer institute found at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), in cooperation with a team from The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The teams discovered the Capsaicin caused the cancer cells to go through apoptosis or PCD (programmed cell death).
The pepper component killed about 80 percent of the developed cancer cells growing inside mice. The mice treated with Capsaicin had their tumors significantly reduced to a fifth of the original size, compared to mice untreated with the pepper component. Not only did the Capsaicin kill a considerable amount of the developed cancer cells, it also radically slowed down the development of the cancer infected tumors in the mouse test subjects.
According to the researching teams, the dosage of the pepper extract, orally fed to the test subject mice, is equivalent to 400 milligrams; if it was given to a man who was 200 pounds, trice a week. A conceivable amount if tested on men suffering from prostate cancer.
Victims Of Prostate Cancer Growing
Prostate Cancer has been reportedly plaguing men since it was described in the early 1500s, and when it was officially identified in the mid 1800s. Ever since then, more and more men have fallen victim to it. According to medical records, in the USA alone, 232,000 men are reported to have been diagnosed with prostate cancer each and every year. Worldwide, 680,000 men are diagnosed and are suffering from prostate cancer every year.
Each and every year about 30,000 American men die as a result of the spread of the dreaded disease. Around the world, there are a reported 221,000 deaths as a result of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer has been claiming the lives of countless men around the world for years, and the numbers are growing.
The Amount Of Capsaicin In Cayenne Peppers
According to the hot pepper meter, The Scoville Scale, a procedure in which the amount of Capsaicin is measured in hot chili peppers, Cayenne Peppers contains 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville Units. A considerable amount in one small pepper and since the spice is popularly used in an assortment of dishes, treatments, and detoxification methods, makes its users an unlikely candidate for prostate cancer. For those who are suffering from prostate cancer, it is a viable solution for preventing the spread of the cancer, and ultimately killing the cancer cells.
The Versatility Of Cayenne Peppers
Cayenne Peppers have proven its worth in an assortment of uses. It is widely and popularly used as a hot, aromatic, and appetizing spice in numerous cuisines, and is also used alongside vinegar as a preservative. The spice is also one of the best components used in marinating. Cayenne Peppers are also used in spicy Chinese cooking, Szechwan cuisine.
In security, law enforcement, and the military, Cayenne Peppers are used in the manufacture of pepper sprays or mace. The burning sensation caused by the contact of the pepper chemical to the eyes is known and widely used for temporarily subduing unwanted elements, causing tearing, excruciating pain, and temporary blindness. Pepper sprays are used in a variety of tactics, tactics in quelling riots, controlling crowds, self defense, and animal control (bears and dogs).
In medicine, Cayenne Peppers have been used throughout the ages as a remedy to temporarily relieve itches and pains, through its effectiveness in affecting sensory nerves. The pepper is also known to be used as a vasodilator; a process in which the blood vessels dilate, reliving pressure from the arteries and veins, promoting better blood circulation, and decreasing blood pressure.
Cayenne Peppers are also one of the most important ingredients in the Master Cleanse, known for its detoxifying properties. Furthermore, in a recent discovery, the peppers are now known to eliminate and kill cancer cells, and prevent them from further developing.
The Cayenne Pepper has proven to be one of the most valuable and flexible pepper species known to man. Its prominent use in delectable cuisines, by many of the world’s cultures, has made it a very popular spice that finds its way to our dinner tables; its use as a non-lethal weapon by the military, police, security, and civilians, by temporarily subduing unwanted elements; its use in the medical world as a potent remedy and method of detoxification (The Master Cleanse), and now, thanks to the breakthrough discovery of modern medicine and science, is a long awaited cure for cancer. The Cayenne Pepper’s versatility baffles the imagination, and is truly one of natures gifts to man. Who knows what else the Cayenne Pepper has in store for us?