Fruit of the Capsicum annuum plant in the Solanaceae family, along with chile pepper.
Health Powers: Eliminates gas from the stomach and intestines; soothes sore throat, cold and flu symptoms; increases metabolism for weight control.
Daily Dose: Stir into a cup of hot chocolate or any sweet juice drink for a contrasting flavor kick.
Maybe you already knew about the benefits of cayenne, but I didn’t know it could help with sore throat and cold symptoms. Add in weight control and my husband takes it for his heart and you have a very useful spice in your kitchen.