Parts used: Fruit
Alterative, antispasmodic, astringent, blood purifier, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, rubefacient, sialagogue, stimulant, vulnerary
Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, rutin, selenium, sodium, sulfur, vitamins A, B-complex, C and G, zing.
Capsicum was used to sustain the natural heat of the system on which life depends. It was also used to prevent and rid the body of the effects of serious infectious disease. It helps to improve the function of the circulatory system and regulate the heart blood flow. It has also been used to help normalize blood pressure, whether high or low. Capsicum helps cold hands and feet because of its effect on circulation.
Capsicum is often found in combination with other herbs to stimulate their action and improve absorption. Research has verified the benefits of this herb. It restores and stimulates the stomach and intestines, as well as the heart. It is used to help clean and heal the stomach and digestive system. Capsicum is also thought to help lower serum cholesterol levels. It has been used to control pain and bleeding.
Studies indicate that capsicum has the ability to slow fat absorption in the small intestine and increase the metabolic rate and thermogenesis. It may promote the burning of fat in the body.
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