As a huge believer of holistic medicine, I always take pride in making sure we have several items on the menu that feature the use of Cayenne Pepper. Typically we only think of pepper for being a cooking spice we add to our food, but how often did we honestly take into account it’s wonderful health benefits. The active ingredient in cayenne pepper ,”capsaicin” has been known for its metabolism-boosting properties, powerful anti-inflammatory , aides in digestion , and is great as a cold/flu remedy. I’m sure there are several other benefits but these are some of the benefits that I personally have witnessed. Sitting here the past two days with a sore throat I did not have any ground cayenne pepper in my home so I found the next best thing. Our “Roasted Red Pepper Dressing and Marinade.