Cayenne Powder has properties that can aid in weight loss as it can act as a digestive aid by stimulating enzymes within the digestive tract which enables the body to metabolise food quicker and also decrease appetite (1). Another property of cayenne powder is that it contains capsaicin which helps alleviate pain (2).
1 – Hastings, C. W., & Barnes, D. J. (1997). U.S. Patent No. 5,626,849. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
2 – Berger, A., Henderson, M., Nadoolman, W., Duffy, V., Cooper, D., Saberski, L., & Bartoshuk, L. (1995). Oral capsaicin provides temporary relief for oral mucositis pain secondary to chemotherapy/radiation therapy. Journal of pain and symptom management, 10(3), 243-248.