Useful and therapeutic properties of cayenne pepper

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants


Annual herb to 60 cm tall.Taproot branched.Stem erect, smooth, angular, branching at the top.The leaves are alternate, long-petiolate, simple, ovate with pointed apex, whole, entire.White flowers are quite large, drooping, solitary or 2-3 in the axils of the leaves.Fruit - polyspermous berry, red or brownish-red, spherical or oblong, conical (pod).Blooms in July-August.The fruits ripen in August and September.

chilli is cultivated in the fields and gardens.

With the purpose of treatment using the fruits (pods).Are collected in process of maturing.Dried fruits in attics or in the sun.

Treat peppers should be careful, since the image of the dust has a strong local irritant effect on skin and mucous membranes, especially the eyes and nose.Dust can cause severe watery eyes, sneezing, swelling of the face.

Pepper contains large amounts of vitamins A and C. The main part of it, on which depends the local irritant effect, is an amide alkaloid capsaicin.Furthermore, capsicum pigment contained substan

ce, wax, a fatty oil, essential oil.When applying capsaicin to the skin there is a strong reddening, accompanied by burning pain and sometimes the appearance of bubbles.When administered in a significant amount of capsaicin causes acute gastrointestinal upset, which in severe cases can lead to death.

Consume peppers mainly in the form of a tincture, in small doses, stimulates the appetite;for external use -. as a local irritating and distracting remedy for rheumatism, colds, arthritis, myositis, etc. Included in the final dosage forms of "Cap-blue", "Kapsitrin", produced in its original packaging 50-100 was also used as a condimentto the dishes.


tincture in vodka: 25 g per 200 ml;10 drops into the appetite;externally - as distracting stimuli.

«Kapsitrin" - externally (grinding), neuralgia, myalgia and arthralgia.

Tincture: 10 g per 10 ml of 40 ° vodka (alcohol) for rubbing the sore points with sciatica, as well as a pepper patch.