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Cayenne Capsules - Nutri Life

Botanical Description:

  • A perennial plant in its native tropical America, but is annual when cultivated outside tropical zones.
  • Growing to a height of 3 feet or more, its glabrous stem is woody at the bottom and branched near the top.
  • The leaves are ovate to lanceolate, entire and petioled.
  • The drooping, white to yellow flowers grow alone or in pairs or threes between April and September.
  • The ripe fruit, or pepper, is a many-seeded pod with a leathery outside in various shades of red or yellow.

Part of Plant Used:

  • Fruit

Main Uses:

  • An enzyme active herbal food supplement regarded as warming and stimulating.
  • Beneficial for the symptoms of chills, digestive problems, cholesterol control, and debility.



  • Allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
  • In cases of asthma this herb should be restricted, due to its bronchial striction with initial exposure episodes may be aggravated by single use.
  • Avoid external use where there is broken skin and near to the eyes, due to its local irritant properties.
  • Avoid with stomach ulcers/inflammation due to the increase in gastric acid production, which may cause mucosal exfoliation and haemorrhage. Note: This advice conflicts with traditional use and emphirical understanding of this herb, where it has been u8sed to stem internal bleeding and to protect mucous membranes.
  • Avoid with chronic irritable bowel due to this herb?s irritant and intestinal contractile properties (capsaicin).
  • Avoid when using Theophylline as the absorption rate is increased when administered before or with capsicum fruit.
  • Avoid with Hexobarbital as this increases sleeping time and plasma concentration when used with extract of capsicum.
  • Avoid with ACE inhibitors, which may predispose coughing when capsicum cream is applied.
  • Caution is advised with the use of preparations of this herb during pregnancy, and low doses should be considered.
  • If you are allergic to peppers (green, red, orange, yellow, chilli, peppercorns, etc.). You may also be allergic to capsicum.

Cayenne Capsules - Nutri Life


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