Yesterday we discussed Basil, to day we look into the powers of Cayenne (Chili) . I have also responded separately to the Lairds question on snails and could not help adding more info on Basil.
Cayenne pepper is a hot powder made from tropical chilli peppers. It contains the alkaloid capsaicin, which relieves pain by blocking the chemicals that send pain messages to the brain. If you eat cayenne at the first sign of any headache, with plenty of water as a chaser, the spicy herb may be an effective treatment. Added to food, cayenne perks up appetite, improves digestion, and relieves gas, nausea, and indigestion. The herb also thins phlegm and eases its passage from the lungs, thus helping to prevent and treat coughs, colds, and bronchitis.
Chillies go with: avocado, beef, chicken, coconuts, Coriander, Cucumber, Cumin,
Fish, Fish sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Limes, Noodles, Palm sugar, Pasta, peanuts, shellfish, tamarind, tomatoes…