There's much to love about these fiery, little fruits. Amongst the oldest cultivated plants in the world, capsicums originated in the Americas and are now found across the globe. Cayenne pepper serves as a catalyst, stimulating the body’s natural defense system. It has antiseptic properties and is an excellent warming circulatory herb. It is one of the best heart tonics, and also is frequently used engage the digestive processes, and help calm muscle and joint pain.