Name: Cayenne

Latin name: Capsicum annuum

Family:  Solanaceae

Parts Used: Fruit, seed

Taste: Hot, pungent, biting

Energetics: Heating, moving

Key actions: Analgesic, cardiac tonic, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic


Cayenne is a warming herb, supporting and stimulating the circulatory system. She supports the body’s natural response to inflammation and has been found to lessen neural sensitivity to minor aches.*

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