Capsicum is also known as red peppers and chili peppers, this kind of vegetable is full of virtue which is extracted for a medicinal purpose. Capsiplex is another form of extracted supplements from red pepper and proves to be one of the best fat burners and pre-workout supplements on the market. The main component is Capsaicin, and is well-known for its properties for many diseases treatment. It helps for digestive troubles such as upset stomach, intestinal gas, diarrhea, cramps and stomach pain. This plant is also beneficial for heart conditions, for blood circulation and vessels. Capsicum is an excellent solution for an excessive blood clotting, high cholesterol and heart disease prevention. In the other field, Capsicum produces good effects to the relief of a toothache, fever, malaria, alcoholism and seasickness. For people that have the pain to swallow something, Capsicum can be the solution.
Capsicum extract is available in many forms, as a cream or powder; it can be applied to the skin in order to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, shingles or fibromyalgia. It can also be available in the form of a capsule, usually the case of Capsiplex Sport. For neuropathy or nerve pain related with diabetes, HIV, and another kind of nerve pain like neuralgia or back pain, a topical use of Capsicum extract can be an effective alternative. In such symptoms like muscle spasms, Capsicum is used to relieve pains. In case of hay fever, atrocious headache, cluster headache, sinus infections called also sinusitis, some people use capsicum that they put near their nose. Another form of Capsicum is currently under study as a drug for a migraine, osteoarthritis or quite other pains. An adverse effect may be noted when it comes in contact with the face or eyes. Such form is used in self-defense pepper spray.
Side effects and warnings
Some lotions and cream extracted from Capsicum is likely safe for external use especially for some adult persons who apply it into their skin. The active component called Capsaicin has got the FDA’s approval as an over-the-counter product. As for adverse effects, it may occur as a burning, itching and in general, skin irritation. Capsicum may cause serious irritation to the eyes, throat, and nose. This irritation depends on each one’s sensitivity when applied in sensitive skin. Other forms of irritation can be sweating, stomach irritation, flushing, and runny nose. The fact of swallowing a large dose of Capsicum for a long period may cause serious damage to the liver and kidney. During pregnancy, there is no special contraindication for skin use. When taken orally, its safety is not known yet but it would be better if pregnant women do not take Capsicum.
During the breastfeeding period, using Capsicum for the skin is likely safe, if only the baby will not be in direct contact of mother’s skin. Taking it by mouth may run you under high risk, in general, not for the mother but for the baby. The breastfed infant whose mother eats spicy food will certainly have skin problems like dermatitis.