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'Cayenne (Capsicum annuum or frutescens, or red pepper) has been in continuous use by Native Americans as a food and medicine for roughly 9,000 years.
Chilies belong to the nightshade family, same as tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. They originated from the Americas. In the wake of Christopher Columbus, many cultivars of chili pepper are found around the world and they are still being used as food and as medicine. Cayenne Pepper is derived from grinding the dried red skins of several types of hot chili peppers.'