Chili pepper (Capsicum annuum var) tropical live plant 12″-24″
Did you know that hot pepper is used to combat a large number of ailments? Here are 5 of its main properties.
1. Analgesic effect.
2. Activation of metabolism.
3. Control of blood glucose.
4. Advances in cancer treatment.
5. Relief from congestion.
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The hotter a chili pepper is, the more capsaicin it contains. This ingredient interrupts the pain circuit by depriving nerve cells of a chemical called substance P, which is involved in the transmission of pain signals through nerve endings to the brain. Because of that pain-controlling action, capsaicin is seen in many prescription and over-the-counter creams, ointments, and patches for arthritis and muscle aches. It is also used for the treatment of postoperative pain, painful herpes and neuralgia associated with diabetes. Capsaicin is also a metabolism activator, accelerating the mechanism of burning calories for a couple of hours after eating. In addition, hot peppers act as anti-inflammatories.In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was noted that if patients with diabetes ate a dish flavored with hot pepper, they needed less insulin after eat to lower your blood sugar. The results were supported by Thai researchers in 2009. The point is that you have to use at least one teaspoon to lower glucose; a lot for those who do not have the fireproof palate. Intensive work is being done around the world trying to figure out how to harness the potential of capsaicin to fight tumors. The effects of capsaicin on colon cancer are being studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They concluded that it can cause cancer cells to self-destruct, because it affects nitric oxide levels. At the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at UCLA School of Medicine, the effect of capsaicin on breast cancer was investigated. In another study, it was found to slow the growth of breast cancer cells in the test tube environment. In animal studies, capsaicin decreased experimentally induced tumors in mice by 50%, and inhibited the development of precancerous lesions by up to 80%. In laboratory tests published in 2009, Taiwanese researchers showed that capsaicin causes cancer cells in the stomach to self-destruct. Years of research are likely to be needed before we know whether consuming hot peppers can prevent or treat cancer in humans. However, it is true that there is no downside to consuming this product regularly, just in case. Since hot pepper constricts the blood vessels in the nose and throat, sprinkled a little on the hot soup helps relieve congestion. Or add as much hot sauce or other strong seasonings as you can tolerate; it will have the same decongestant effect.