A Radio Jacaranda FM listener wanted to know why the herb Cayenne can be recommended for heart disease…

One of the most important aspects of treating heart disease is reducing the risk of blood clot formation (thrombosis). A blood clot can have very far reaching detremental effects in someone suffering from heart disease with narrowing / hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis) and the circulation problems that accompany the condition.

Cayenne may help by virtue of it’s stimulating and strengthening effect to improve blood circulation and it’s anti-oxidant properties that may help to reduce inflammation – an important aspect of reducing the risk of developing heart disease.

Because cayenne has this stimulating effect on circulation, people who suffer from cold hands and feet may also find this herb of benefit.