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Capsicum for Pain Relief

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:45 PM

Capsicum plants include jalapenos, paprika, cayenne, and other peppers. These act as natural stimulants. Their extract capsaicin is taken from red peppers. Capsicum extracts are used to prepare medicines effective in management of pain and for quick relief. Capsicum extracts are usually applied as creams or lotions for pain management. An external application of these creams or lotions on the affected skin provides pain relief in a number of conditions such as nerve pain, arthritis pain, pain caused by shingles, especially for patients suffering from diabetes. Capsicum can provide relief in a number of other diseases as well. Some diseases where this plant family and its extract work for pain management include:
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Intestinal gas
  • Cramps
  • High cholesterol
  • Poor circulation
  • Excessive blood clotting
FDA-Approved for Pain Relief
Capsaicin extract is not a plant distillate of capsicum. Capsaicin extract is an active ingredient present in a chemical contained in the fruit of the capsicum plant family, which is approved by the FDA to be used for pain relief. Among the many ways in which the capsaicin extract can help pain, these are key:
  • The extract is used as a gargle to get relief from laryngitis.
  • It can be helpful in getting relief from back and nerve pain associated with HIV and diabetes.
  • Capsaicin extract helps in providing relief from pain when applied to the skin.
  • This extract helps in the stimulation of flow of blood to an injured area.
Other Uses and Benefits
  • Capsaicin, a capsicum fruit extract, helps in the management of internal and external pain.
  • The extract also helps in the management of circulation and purification of internal and external organs.
  • This extract is found effective in the management of digestive problems and for digesting food.
  • Adding one teaspoon of this extract in your bath can aid recovery from various health problems.
  • It is useful in improving the immune system.
  • The extract works well to provide relief from sunburns and food poisoning. 
For pain management, capsicum is used in many forms — capsules, tinctures, oil infusions, creams and salves. Capsicum should be used very cautiously on open or broken skin as it may cause intense burning. Skin may burn if a strong preparation of capsicum is applied on sensitive areas. As an effective antibacterial agent, it can provide relief from injuries, sores, and burns. Eating capsicum can provide relief from ulcers. It is also used as a digestive aid to provide relief from intestinal inflammation.

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Capsaicin, a natural stimulant, is an active ingredient of peppers of the capsicum family. Capsaicin is extracted from fruits of the capsicum family to help in the management of pain. It is approved by the FDA for pain relief.
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