Cayenne pepper (red pepper, chili pepper, hot peppers) – it is the dried fruits of the certain varieties of tropical dwarf subshrub apsicum frutescens or apsicum annuum, a spice which has a burning taste. It is used to improve the appetite and digestion, increases the resistance to colds. It is also effective for high blood pressure, diabetes, hangover syndrome, arthritis, asthma, kidney infections, fistulas, and respiratory diseases. It is used in many herbal medicines because the cayenne pepper acts as a catalyst enhancing the properties of other herbs. It has a strong antioxidant effect, cleanses the body of toxic substances, supplies the body with sulfur, and induces the synthesis of digestive enzymes.