Capsicum frutescens

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Herbal medicine
A shrub, the fruit of which has both culinary and medicinal use; it contains capsaicin (an alkaloid), carotenoids, flavonoids, pungent principles, vitamins A and C, and volatile oil; it is antibacterial, diaphoretic, haemostatic, a stimulant, and is used topically as a counter-irritant for joint and muscle pain, neuralgias, low back pain, rheumatic pain and sprains; internally, cayenne is a cardiotonic and used for colds and respiratory complaints, indigestion, toothaches, hangovers and fatigue, especially in the elderly.

Excess cayenne may cause indigestion and vomiting.

Capsicum frutescens,

n See capsaicin and cayenne.
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Efecto de los diferentes sustratos sobre variables de crecimiento vegetativo en Capsicum frutescens a los 55 dias despues del trasplante Variable Tratamiento T1 T2 T3 Altura de planta (cm) 10,90 c 18,15 a 17,12 a Numero de hojas por planta 12,60 bc 16,60 a 15,30 ab Numero de nudos 12,70 b 16,20 a 16,30 a Longitud de la raiz (cm) 21,73 b 29,95 a 28,86 a Biomasa seca aerea (g) 0,83 c 2,64 a 2,17 ab Biomasa seca de la raiz (g) 0,69 b 1,11 b 2,24 a Relacion raiz-parte aerea 0,64 bc 0,40 c 1,07 a Area foliar ([cm.
Topical treatments include Capsicum frutescens which is diaphoretic, counter-irritant, antiseptic and stimulant (can aggravate and cause painful stinging, however this diminishes with use), Berberis aquifolium, Aloe barbadensis as a gel (emollient and vulnerary) and Calendula officinalis (vulnerary, anti-inflammatory, styptic and antiseptic).
Capsicum frutescens has long slender pedicels, that are generally erect at anthesis (11), whereas C.
Esta compatibilidade e maior quando mais estreito e o parentesco entre as plantas, de preferencia dentro da mesma especies ou genero (SANTOS; GOTO, 2004), podendo utilizar como porta enxertos para pimentoes, hibridos de pimentao ou pimentas Capsicum annuum e Capsicum frutescens (OLIVEIRA et al.
Four vegetable crops including cucumber, Cucumis sativus, bell and chili peppers Capsicum frutescens and tomato, Lycopersicum esculentum are important agricultural commodities gown extensively for fresh market.
Rice is consumed with small portions of vegetables, lentils, fish or meat, but if the household cannot even afford the side-dishes, rice would be consumed with two to three fruits of Capsicum frutescens (hot pepper), a little table salt, and a few slices of onion (Allium cepa).
used in cooking) were Foeniculum vulgare (for prevention of loss of appetite, indigestion, and so as to not have foul odor in mouth), Allium cepa (to be taken to prevent weakness and low sperm density), Allium sativum (to prevent heart disorders and rheumatism), Syzygium aromaticum (to prevent coughs), Capsicum frutescens (to prevent fever), Coriandrum sativum (to prevent biliary disorders, bloating, indigestion, and weakness), Curcuma longa (to prevent coughs, bloating, and indigestion), and Zingiber officinale (to prevent indigestion, coughs, and mucus formation).
Also the same Kaviraj, for treatment of swellings of body, face and eyes in cattle, placed a smoke-emitting pot containing fruits of Capsicum frutescens and seeds of Oryza sativa (heated over a low flame) before the nostrils of cattle in such a way that the cattle had to inhale the smoke (see Serial Number 42).
The first was for the treatment of rheumatic pain (Serial Number 7), where roots/tubers of Alocasia macrorrhizos were macerated together with fruits of Capsicum frutescens, cloves of Allium sativum, rhizomes of Zingiber officinale and common table salt and then administered orally.