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Related to chilli pepper: capsaicin
see also Cayenne Very healthy for you. Good for pain relief, migraine and sinus headaches, congestion. Has antibacterial properties that help fight chronic sinus infections. Cancer fighter that drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves. Lowers high blood pressure. High in vitamins A, C, and bioflavonoids. More vitamin C than an orange. Protects heart (fewer heart attacks and strokes) and strengthens blood vessels, makes them more elastic and better able to adjust to blood pressure fluctuations. Reduces cholesterol, triglycerides and platelet aggregation, dissolves blood clots. Strong anti-inflammatory used to help for arthritis, psoriasis and diabetic neuropathy, sooth intestinal diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), helps kill bacteria such as H. pylori. Helps burn fat by increasing body metabolism, generating heat. For cold feet, put powdered cayenne in your shoes.