Re: [CH] Capsicum and health

Michael Bailes (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 02:16:51 +1100

At 8:21 AM +1100 20-3-98, Doug Irvine wrote:
>There is an article in the magazine Alive, a health food store giveaway
>mag, on Cayenne, the cardiovascular is too long to go into in
>its entirety, however a couple of salient points to use as ammunition when
>misguided people tell you that chiles are harmful(to stomachs, skin, or
>whatever). In part, it claims that chiles, and they specifically say
>cayenne peppers, capsicum annum, are helpful in regulating blood pressure,
>feeds the heart, lowers cholesterol, heals ulcers,aids digestion,regulates
>elimination, relieves arthritis, prevents the spread of infection and numbs
>pain. (I am sure that some would dispute that)And then it goes on to state
>that cayenne is reputed to be one of the most effective cures for
>hemorroids, but dont use too much!! Mexican folklore refers to the use of
>cayenne as a pain-killer, as it stimulates and then inhibits the
>transmission of pain from the skin and membranes. It is further claimed to
>be an anti-biotic and analgesic when applied to wounds.
>There is a lot more of this, in the article, and when I noticed on the list
Yep all true
some supporting info on my web site and onWWW Ring of Fire

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