Posted by on October 20, 2016

[Admin Note] This is a guest post by Mellissa Gibson, connect to her on G+ or Twitter. Melli regularly blogs on BeautyofFood.org

Allopathic medical community is becoming more and more aware of the importance of herbs in healing and inadequacy of lab-generated bunch of chemicals (Well, of course herbs comprises of organic chemicals but synthesized by Mother Nature based on some unknown recipes). Capsicum is one of them and it is currently under research in many pharmaceutical labs. Some medicines based on capsicum is already synthesized and available in the market.

The compound called capsaicin in capsicum is found to block signals of pain to spinal cord and then to the hypothalamus. So many researchers consider it can be used to treat neuralgia, pain associated with herpes zoster and postoperative amputation trauma. Some other analgesic purposes include pain relief from toothache; reduce symptoms of seasickness and in treatment of fevers like malaria.

Watch the short video about Capsicum below.

A kitchen remedy used by many for migraine and cluster headache is to put capsicum inside the nose. Some also used it topically to reduce nerve pain associated with diabetes. To summarize, there is no wrong in considering capsicum as nature’s own analgesic.

The triglycerides found in capsicum make it an excellent promoter of cardiovascular health by reducing bad cholesterol and thereby poor blood circulation. Capsicum in diet can cure diarrhea, stomach pain and cramps.

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