Cayenne pepper is derived from various types of pungent red peppers from the Capsicum frutescens family. Cayenne pepper is indigenous to India and now also grows in the United States, Mexico and East Africa. Cayenne pepper is an ingredient in Worcestershire sauce and is used in Indian, Italian, Mexican and Cajun French dishes to add heat to jambalaya, huevos rancheros, red curry and leg of lamb. Like paprika, cayenne pepper is used by alternative health practitioners to treat a variety of ailments, including sore throat, gastro-intestinal pain, muscle aches and arthritis and weight loss according to Physician’s Desk Reference. We sell three different heat levels of Cayenne Pepper on Myspicer.com.