USES: Cayenne speeds up circulation helping to keep you warm in cold weather and useful for diabetics who suffer from poor circulation to their feet. It also has pain relieving properties as you see many products with “capsicum” for pain. Besides, can be used sparingly to replace black pepper.
How to Grow Cayenne Pepper. This is a tender perennial so it is grown as an annual in most of the country. The seeds are slow to germinate (7 to 14 days) so be patient. It needs a pot about 12″ deep, warmth and sunshine. When the peppers turn red, pick them and set them in a shallow cardboard box to dry; the cardboard wicks up any moisture from the peppers. Or, run a needle and thread through the stem and hang them to dry.