Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) is one of nature’s warmers. It stokes the internal fire by stimulating cells to burn more oxygen. Cells are like tiny little fires: The more oxygen fuel they burn, the more heat they give off.
Cayenne has long been recognized as a herb with warming properties, and is noted for its apparent ability to warm the body.
Cayenne also has the advantage of improving circulation. This is specially noticed in horses that have hoof problems related to laminitis and navicular disease.