What Are The Uses Of Capsaicin?
Capsaicin is found in chilli peppers majorly of American order. It has a special place in medicine as it:
- Reduces obesity, inflammation, high cholesterol, platelet aggregation.
- Treats irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetic neuropathy, shingles, trigeminal neuralgia, and diarrhoea.
- Improves digestion.
- Prevents prostate cancer, sinusitis (chronic sinus infection), and bacterial infections.
- Relieves pain, congestion.
- Capsaicin (topical) helps in treating psoriasis, cluster headache, mouth sores due to chemotherapy, pain after surgery, shingles, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and nervous system disorders.
What Are The Side Effects Of Capsaicin?
Capsaicin is usually safe, but in overdoses may cause ulcers, burning sensation in stomach, heartburn.
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Capsaicin?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity towards capsaicin or any other allergies.
- High blood pressure
- Ulcers, acidity