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CAPSICUM

Product No. P0311

Also known as Chilli, Red Pepper, Cayenne Pepper and Capsicum frutescens.
Capsicum is widely used as a spice for its hot, pungent flavour – due to the alkaloid capsaicin. Herbalists often use capsicum as a circulatory stimulant, which stimulates gastric secretions, counteracts irritation and also acts as a carminative.

It is used as a treatment for many minor digestive problems such as loss of appetite and stomach irritation as it is thought that capsaicin, the compound that gives pepper its heat, may have a protective effect on the lining of the stomach. Capsicum can also stimulate the production of adrenal cortex hormones.

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