Common names: Bitter pepper, Chilli pepper
Description: Capsicum pepper – burning aromatic spice. It is the fruit of tropical shrub of a certain variety – Capsicum frutescens or C. annuum. The pods are dried and then ground into a powder. There are also other names for this product – bitter pepper or chili (chilli pepper – red pepper).
- B1 thiamine;
- Riboflavin B2;
- B3 (niacin);
- B6 pyridoxine;
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Capsicum pepper benefits
Capsicum pepper fruits contain a large number of oils (ethereal, fatty), wax, colorants, vitamins P, B1, B2, C.
Fruits of Capsicum pepper contain burning capsaicin, and its content is 20 times higher than amount of capsaicin in sweet pepper. When you touch the skin, you may even get a burn. Traditionally, Europeans use hot peppers to a lesser extent than residents of tropics.
Hot pepper is a good way to stimulate appetite. For this purpose, it is most appropriate to use alcoholic tincture of Capsicum pepper. It should be taken 10 – 15 drops before meals. But there is one “but”: this tincture should be used only for those who have healthy esophagus, stomach, kidneys and normal heart activity.
Capsicum pepper is indispensable means for those who suffer from intestinal disorders, since it has sufficiently high bactericidal effect. Capsicum pepper is used locally and at myositis, rheumatism, polyarthritis, gout, catarrh of upper respiratory tract in the form of rubbing tincture or ointment that you can cook yourself.
There is a number of diseases in which properties of Capsicum pepper significantly help to fight symptoms and disease itself:
- High blood pressure. As is known, with increased blood pressure it is necessary to expand vessels and normalize work of heart. This vegetable has just such properties – chili pepper contains a lot of antioxidants and macromolecules that favorably affect the body and, in particular, circulatory system. After 4 – 5 days of including Capsicum pepper into your diet, you will notice significant improvement in general condition and decrease in pressure.
- Cancer diseases. It has been observed that people who consume a lot of chili pepper have 90% fewer oncological problems. Direct dependence has not been scientifically proven yet, since studies on properties of the vegetable are being carried out, but statistics indicate its medicinal properties.
- Burning of Capsicum pepper is useful at infectious diseases. More than 80% of bacteria die when interacting with the juice, so it is used for infectious angina, gastric and intestinal disorders, drink with poisoning.
- Common restorative effect. In people who often eat chili pepper, immunity is much higher, in particular due to vitamins and constant disinfection of intestinal tract.
Traditional medicine recommends the use of pepper for:
- poor appetite and digestion;
- improving metabolic processes;
- increasing mental and physical performance;
- inflammatory diseases (arthritis, myositis, sciatica, radiculitis);
Useful Capsicum pepper can be harmful to some patients. So, contraindications to use of Capsicum pepper are:
- peptic ulcer disease of duodenum and stomach;
- acute or chronic diseases of liver;
- acute or chronic diseases of gastrointestinal tract;
- acute or chronic diseases of kidneys;
- angina pectoris;
- individual intolerance;
- skin injuries;
Using Capsicum pepper for medicinal purposes, you should be careful with dosage, because there may be redness of skin, burns, do not allow pepper into the eyes. Capsaicin can irritate skin, as well as tender mucous membranes. Just one milligram of capsaicin on the skin can cause severe burn, degree of which can be compared to a burn from burning iron.
Taking large doses of Capsicum pepper causes irritation of stomach and intestinal mucosa.