Cayenne chili pepper used both as a flavouring and
medicinal purposes. Named after the city of Cayenne in French Guiana,
it is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum related to bell peppers, jalapenos,
The fruits are generally dried and ground, or pulped and baked into cakes, which are then finely ground and sifted to make the famous chili powder known as cayenne pepper.
Cayenne chili powder is used in cooking spicy hot dishes or occasionally in it's whole form (such as in Szechuan cuisine) It is generally rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville Units.
It is also used as a herbal supplement and the potent, hot fruit of cayenne has been used as medicine for centuries. It has been used for the following problems: