What is Capsicum Frutescens?
Capsicum frutescens is a type of herb that can be used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is also known as cayenne pepper, a spice that has experienced a rising popularity in culinary practices within the past few years.
The capsicum plant is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and is noted for its white flowers and spicy red fruit. The dried seeds of the fruit are used to produce the spices widely used in Asia and the Middle East to give dishes a kick in taste.
In addition, the spice is also used as a form of herbal pain medication to relieve diarrhea, circulation issues, heart problems, and aching. When speaking of the capsicum frutescens plant, the fruit and its seeds are the main components used to produce painkiller medication.
Although capsicum has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, there is still some research to be conducted before it can be used to treat certain health problems, such as stomach ulcers, hay fever, or cramps.
The fruit and seeds of the capsicum frutescens plant can be acquired through herbal dealers and retailers online or in specialty stores.
How Does Capsicum Frutescens Relieve Back Pain?
The key ingredient of capsicum frutescens is capsaicin, a chemical compound that has been shown to reduce pain sensations when ingested orally or applied on the skin. It is also known to have antibiotic properties that clean the blood and stimulate the cardiovascular system by unblocking the arteries and dissolving blood clots.
In addition to improving blood flow through the body - which also helps muscles function - capsicum can also be applied on the skin to provide relief to common back pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Capsaicin also assists with joint flexibility, which spinal vertebrae, the hips, and neck could also benefit from in improving back conditions.
Other qualities of capsicum frutescens that help with back pain relief are its therapeutic agents, ability to stimulate neural (brain) activity, and cardiovascular assistance with the blood, heart, and circulation.
Side Effects of Capsicum Frutescens
Though most of topical creams containing capsaicin have been deemed safe for use, it likely won't apply to all situations where skin problems are involved. People with sensitive skin or eye problems may want to avoid using heavy doses or for treatment of skin around the eyes. Other side effects on the skin include irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat.
For back pain, however, most applications and uses appear to be relatively safe and can be used alongside other medication, such as aspirin, for relief in a safe and effective way.
Overall, capsicum frutescens works effectively against pain, in the back or elsewhere, but moreso with topical cream applications than pills or tablets. To find out whether medication containing capsicum can work in relieving your pain, speak with your physician to receive another opinion on its usage.
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