Chilli powder has a significant position in all culinary preparations across the globe. It is used as a spice to add pungency or piquancy and flavour to dishes. It is prepared from the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chilli pepper, scientifically known as Capsicum Annum. Since this rich, colourful spice adds a piquant and flavorful taste to any delicacy, it is widely used in Indian dishes. Just a dash or two of chilli powder can kick up the taste of your palate.! Apart from the burning sensation and fiery hotness that chilli powder provides to the dishes, it is also a powerhouse of tremendous medicinal and health benefiting properties. By acting as a detoxifier, chilli powder helps in eliminating waste products from the body and increases the supply of nutrients to the tissues. It also enhances the flow of fresh blood to the site of infections. It contains sufficient amount of vitamin A which fulfils one’s daily intake. It also acts as an excellent antioxidant due to the presence of vitamin C essential for strengthening the immune system. With the presence of beta carotenoids, they wipe out the radical bodies that can promote the build-up of cholesterol.