Like many hot peppers, Scotch bonnet peppers get their kick from capsaicin, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Capsaicin seems to be especially helpful for joint pain, making it a great component of an active lifestyle. Eating hot peppers also releases endorphins, helping you feel a rush (hopefully without the flush).
This recipe also packs Jamaican allspice, which has potential to lower blood pressure and help kill muscle and joint pain. Two compounds in allspice, eugenol and gallic acid, have shown cancer-fighting properties in cell and animal studies.