Hot pepper is long known both as a spice and medicine.
According to the latest research conducted by Chinese experts, capsaicin – a substance all kinds of hot pepper are rich in – and all compounds with similar composition improve the health of the heart and vessels.
These substances lower the level of bad cholesterol that blocks vessels and don’t affect good cholesterol in any marked fashion. Also they contribute to the widening of the arteries which allows them to circulate a larger blood flow.
Capsaicin has long been part of ointments for treating arthritis and pain alleviation.
A previous research has ascertained that food seasoned with chili lowers blood pressure in hypertensive individuals and inhibits the forming of blood clots that stop the blood flow.
Yet scientists urge not to take too much pepper – it is a moderate pepper intake that contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and is guaranteed not to cause other problems.