Know your Vegetables and fruits CHILLIES Scientific name:  Capsicum frutescens Family : Solanaceae Chemical properties The fruit of the capsicum plant contains a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin seems to reduce pain sensations when applied to the skin. Uses Capsicum is used for various problems with digestion including upset stomach, intestinal gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, and  cramps. It is also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels including poor circulation, excessive blood clotting, high cholesterol, and preventing heart disease. Other uses include relief of  toothache, seasickness, alcoholism, malaria, and fever. It is also used to help people who have difficulty swallowing. Application of capsicum to the skin for pain caused by shingles, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and  fibromyalgia. ·It is also used topically for nerve pain (neuropathy) associated with diabetes and HIV, other types of nerve pain (neuralgia), and back pain. Capsicum is also used on the skin to relieve muscle spasms, as a gargle for laryngitis, and to discourage thumb-sucking or nail-biting. Fruit Used as stomachic, carminative, stimulant,  antiseptic, styptic and antidirrhoeal;  useful to treat atonic dyspepsia; as digestive stimulant in jaundice. Fruit and seeds Taken internally to check lumbago and rheumatism. More than anything else,  it exhibits big role in preparing daily and regular dishes. With regards Prof  Dr M V Subramanyam.



quite interesting & informative. .

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Wonderful post on Chillies. They are powerful anti oxidants. This has so many medicinal properties. Like locally the Capsaicin works as a good local treatment for painful Sensory Neuropathy. Thanks for the post sir

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Really, so many things, i too didn't know about it. thanks for sharing such informative post sir.

nice info.l never knew capsicum has so many uses!!

l mean chillies..capsicum frutescens.

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Wonderful post on chillies dr. I knew about its carminative & digestive stimulant action But other so many ......... really wonderful to hear about its action in jaundice, diarrheal laringitis And efficacy in neuropathy. In our Indiana culture that's why all such herbs r used on regular basis to keep us fit. Thank u dr for such post.

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