Cayenne peppers (Capsicum annuum) info. Information about growing, drying, and the health benefits of cayenne pepper plants and fruit.
Buy plants and seeds for several types of cayenne.
Cayenne fruit is long (3-8 inches) and slender (1/2-1 inch wide). They taper to pointed tips and curve slightly. The immature pods are green maturing to scarlet. They are normally harvested at the red stage.
It is moderately hot ranging from 30,000-50,000 Scoville Heat Units.
A tender perennial originating from tropical Africa and India, cayenne grows to 3 feet tall and nearly as wide. The plant is well-branched and bushy. The dark green leaves nearly obscure the stems.
Each leaf can grow to 4 inches long and tapers to a pointed tip. They tend to wilt and curl up on hot, sunny days but recover quickly once the sun sets as long as the soil is kept moist.
The word cayenne is commonly used in reference to any long, narrow hot pepper, not just those with cayenne in their name.
Cayenne Long Slim hot peppers are 4-6 inch long fruits produced on 2-4 foot tall plants. Plants will produce heavily until cut down by frost. The fruit requires 70-80 days to mature from seed.
This variety is also called Long Red Slim cayenne, cayenne long thin, or Thai chili.
Long Slim cayenne plants are heat and drought tolerant but perform best on rich, moist soil.
Hot Pinata is a collection of red, yellow, orange, purple and green peppers that rate 30-50,000 on the Scoville Heat Scale.
With just a hint of sizzle, Hot Salsa Delight is the mildest chili pepper offered on this page.
The best way to experience the benefits of cayenne herb is to grow your own hot pepper plants. They are much easier to cultivate than their sweet cousins.
Also, tips for cooking with cayenne.
Learn how best to dry cayenne red peppers for use in cooking or to preserve their health benefits. How to make cayenne powder and capsules.
Health benefits of cayenne. Curing with cayenne herb supplements. Cayenne red pepper healing power, cures and health secrets.
For Instance: Did you know that cayenne (the hotter types) has mucous and blood thinning properties. By eating hot peppers, you can treat a head cold and improve your cardiovascular health at the same time.
Cayenne pepper healing explores the health benefits of cayenne pepper. Cayenne health benefits derive from the cayenne extract capsaicin.
The many benefits of capsaicin can be enjoyed by using it both internally and topically.
Discover the 2 surprising ways in which capsaicin relieves joint and muscle pain.
Cayenne side effects are generally minimal and most of the time they relate to the use of topical capsaicin in cayenne cream. About one third of people who use capsaicin cream or ointment experience some skin irritation in the area of application.
The oral ingestion of cayenne supplements can reduce the bioavailability of drugs that are ingested with it. If you are on meds and want to use cayenne supplements, separate them by at least 3 hours so they aren't in your stomach at the same time.
Be very careful when using capsaicin pepper products around children. Some websites recommend it as a deterrent to thumb sucking.
This is a bad, bad idea.
The capsaicin will almost certainly end up in the child's eyes or on a sensitive body part where it will cause a great deal of pain.