Cayenne Pepper Books and Web Articles

Cayenne pepper is a popular topic among health enthusiasts as well as those who want to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Many books, articles both online anf offline, have been devoted to the virtues of cayenne pepper and its active ingredient capsaicin, not to mention clinical studies.

Even though herbal medicine, has a sterling record of actually healing people of various illness and maladies, the credibility of herbal medicine is not the same as allopathic or western medicine.

In fact, people consider it "old fashioned" and obsolete. I was watching a popular news-panel show a year ago or so and watched and listened as the panel members openly derided non-traditional medicine.

So, it's left to people like me who want to share the values of herbal medicine. And as you can see below, medicinal spices (and herbs) are quite popular. many books and articles have been written on them.

Here are a few now. 

Books About or That Discuss Cayenne Pepper

  • Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions.3rd Edition. Eclectic Medical Publications, USA, 2001.
  • Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 4th Edition. Eclectic Medical Publications, USA, 2010
  • Christopher, John R. (1976). School of Natural Healing. Provo, UT: BiWorld Publications, Inc.
  • Fisher C, Painter G., Materia Medica of Western Herbs for the Southern Hemisphere. C Fisher G Painter 1996.  
  • Fluck, Hans. (1973). Herbes Medicinales. Neuchatel, Switzerland: Delachaux & Niestle, S.A.
  • Grieve, Maude. (1971). A Modern Herbal. NY, NY: Dover Publications.
  • Heinerman, John. (1997). The Health Benefits of Cayenne. New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, Inc.
  • Heinerman, John. (1996). Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs & Spices. NY, NY: Reward Books.
  • Lad V, Frawley D. Yoga of Herbs, Lotus Press, Santa Fe, N.M.,1986.
  • Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia (3oth ed., 1993).   
  • Mills S, Bone K. The Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Churchill Livingston 2000.  
  • Moore, Michael. (1989). Medicinal Plants of the Deseret and Canyon West. Santa Fe, NM: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Moore, Michael. (1979). Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West. Santa Fe, NM: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations, 1988.
  • Quinn, Dick. (1992). Left for Dead. Minneapolis, MN: R.F. Quinn, Publishing, Inc.
  • Quillin, Patrick. (1998). The Healing Powr of Cayenne Pepper. N. Canton, OH: The Leader Co., Inc.
  • Rotblatt M, Ziment I. Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, Inc; 2002:109-113. 
  • Sharma PV, Classical Uses of Medicinal Plants, Chaukhambha Bharati Academy, Varanasi, 1996.  
  • Swahn JO. The Lore of Spices, Nordbok, 1991.
  • The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray, Joseph Pizzorno, and Lara Pizzorno.
  • The Physician's Desk Reference (47th ed., 1993).  
  • Tierra, Michael. (1980). The Way of Herbs. Santa Cruz, CA: Unity Press.
  • United States Pharmacopeia, Complete Drug Reference, 1993. 
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. 
  • Weiner, Michael A and Weiner, Janet A. (1994). Herbs That Heal. Mill Valley, CA: Quantum Books.
  • Weiss, Rudolf Fritz. (1985). Lehrbuch der Phtotherapie. Stuttgart, Germany: Hippokrates Verlag GmbH.
  • Wood, Rebecca. The Whole Foods Encyclopedia. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall Press; 1988 1988. PMID:15220. 

Websites & Web Articles That Discuss Cayenne and/or Capsaicin

These lists will be updated over time; they will continue to grow. If you come upon an article you find especially helpful, feel free to email me at:

I hope this information has been useful to you in your study about the therapeutic health benefits of cayenne pepper and capsaicin.

P.S. Lastly, if you're interested in supplementing or experimenting with cayenne, you can get more information about buying good quality cayenne at this article within this site. Or, for a full product price list, go here.