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.
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Este trabajo busco, mediante tecnicas basicas de fitopatologia, evaluar el estado fitosanitario de un terreno en inicio con un cultivo de aji tabasco (Capsicum frutescens var.
Maximum usage was recorded for Sarson (Brassica rapa), used in 21 different livestock diseases followed by Piyaz (Allium cepa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Surkh mirch (Capsicum annuum), Ajjwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Thoam (Allium sativum), Korr tumma (Citrullus colocynthis), Sabz mirch (Capsicum frutescens), Taramira (Eruca vesicaria) and Bari illachi (Amomum subulatum) were used in 20, 13, 12, 11, 11, 10, 10, 09 different livestock diseases respectively.
Considering all the data obtained from this study, of the Capsicum species and lines investigated, Capsicum frutescens could be recommended for high capsaicin yield under ecological conditions found in the Cukurova region of Turkey.
Sabinsa Corporation has introduced Chilitenoids, a natural extract from a type of Capsicum frutescens that contains negligible levels of the pungent principle capsaicin.
Para determinar el modo de herencia de la resistencia en las materiales Serrano, introduccion 70 y 631y 24 se hicieron cruzamientos hacia las variedades comerciales susceptibles al virus del mosaico deformante del pimenton PepDMV Cayenne (Capsicum annuum), Tabasco (Capsicum frutescens) y Habanero (Capsicum chinense).
The chilli's Latin name is Capsicum Frutescens, which comes originally from the Amazon basin in Brazil and was popularised by the Mexican city of Tabasco.
(7) A couple of examples of mixtures may suffice: the "Louisiana hot sauce" surrounding my canned fish includes both paprika oleoresin (capsicum annuum) and cayenne pepper (capsicum frutescens).
Biocide effects of alkaloids, saponins and flavinoids extracted from Capsicum frutescens L.
Then there is the Capsicum frutescens, which comprises chilies de arbol, pequin, tabasco, cayenne, cherry pepper, malagueta and others.
Clinique (Estee Lauder) bowed in with Full potential Lips Plump and Shine, containing capsicum frutescens extract and ginger root oil to boost volume and reduce fine lines.
Traditionally Galium aparine and Arctium lappa would have been used to 'purify the blood', Silybum marianum to support and strengthen the liver, Thymus vulgaris as an antiseptic skin wash, Capsicum frutescens as an infusion, wash or topical application.
Previous studies have explored the effects of individual herbs and found that Dryobalanops aromatica, Capsicum frutescens, Cinnamomum cassia and Panax notoginseng have anti-inflammatory effects on various soft tissue conditions (Akira, 1987; Kubo et al., 1996; Li and Chu, 1999; Han et al., 2001).