there has been a war on cancer for almost four decades with little progress made. While western medicine is a great boon to humankind, simple yet powerful alternative remedies are gaining greater popularity in the fight against ill health, cancer included. Cayenne is one of those herbs that can have a profound effect upon your health. This amazing herb not only strengthens your heart, but now it can help you fight cancer as well.

Besides being a great medicinal herb for heart health and a great culinary spice, cayenne pepper has also been documented by none other than the American Association of Cancer Research as being an effective deterrent against cancer. Japanese medical researchers validated this study as well asserting that capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne, somehow kills androgen-independent prostate cancer cells within the male body.

In an article published in Reuters on March 16, 2006, entitled, “Hot Pepper Kills Prostate Cancer Cells in Study”, Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the UCLA School of Medicine asserts, “Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture. It caused 80 percent of the prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis.” Furthermore, Japanese researchers discovered cayenne pepper can dramatically slow the development of prostate tumors.