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  Capsicum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Capsicum is a genus of plants from the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Capsicums originated in Central and South America, but are now grown worldwide.
In 2005, a poll of 2,000 people revealed the capsicum pepper to be Britain's 4th favourite culinary vegetable.
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Capsicum is a genus of plants used as a spice, a vegetable, and a medicine.
Capsicums vary in horticulturally ripe colour and may be green, yellow, orange, bright red, lavender, brownish purple, or other colors depending on variety and on what stage of botanical ripeness is considered best for use.
Capsicums and peppers are edible in a raw form although the hotter varieties are generally cooked to remove some of the capsaicin and tone down their heat.
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 Capsicum - LoveToKnow 1911
CAPSICUM, a genus of plants, the fruits of which are used as peppers (see Cayenne Pepper for botany, andc.).
The administration of capsicum is valuable in atony of the stomach due to chronic alcoholism, its hot stimulating effect not only increasing the appetite but to a certain degree satisfying the craving for alcohol.
Capsicum wool, known as calorific wool, made by dissolving the oleoresin of capsicum in ether and pouring it on to absorbent cotton-wool, is useful in rheumatic affections.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Capsicum   (222 words)

 Capsicum Peppers: The Whole Story
Capsicum annuum L. is a herbaceous annual that reaches a height of one meter and has glabrous or pubescent lanceolate leaves, white flowers, and fruit that vary in length, color, and pungency depending upon the cultivar.
Capsicum frutcens L. is a short-lived perennial with woody stems that reach a height of two meters, glabrous or pubescent leaves, has two or more greenish-white flowers per node, and extremely pungent fruit.
Paprika is derived from Capsicum annuum L. and is used primarily in the flavoring of garnishes, pickles, meats, barbecue sauces, ketchup, cheese, snack food, dips, chili con came, salads, and sausages.
www.calantilles.com /catcframes/capsicum_peppers.htm   (2384 words)

Capsicums, which are often called chili peppers or hot peppers and may be dried or pickled in vinegar, are the fully ripened, bright red, long and variably sized fruits (length: 5 - 12 cm; diameter up to 5 cm) of Capsicum annuum, which is a member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Capsicums (native to South America) which are used as a spice are generally dried and usually finely ground in the importing country, with the hotness of the powder being determined by the proportion of seeds and partitions added.
Capsicum is used as a seasoning in cooking (goulash, white sauces, poultry and meat dishes, creamed soups, fresh cheese) and in the food industry.
www.tis-gdv.de /tis_e/ware/gewuerze/paprika/paprika.htm   (1081 words)

The reported life zone for capsicum peppers is 7 to 29 degrees centigrade with an annual precipitation of 0.3 to 4.6 meters and a soil pH of 4.3 to 8.7 (4.1-31).
Capsicum peppers are classified comnercially by the concentration of capsaicinoids, since confusion about the biological identities of some varieties has made other methods unreliable.
Capsicum annuum L. and Capsicum frutescens L. are generally recognized as safe for human consumption as spices/natural flavorings and as plant extracts/oleoresins (21 CFR sections 182.10, [1982]).
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/CAPSICUM_PEPPER.html   (798 words)

 Chili pepper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The chili pepper, chile pepper, or chilli pepper, or simply chilli, chili or chile, is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae.
These terms usually refer to the smaller, hotter types of capsicum; the mild larger types are called bell pepper (or "Capsicum" in Australia).
Chile peppers and their various cultivars originate in the Americas; they are now grown around the world because they are widely used as spices or vegetables in cuisine, and even as medicine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chile_pepper   (1982 words)

Capsicum (Digestive, Circulatory), aptly described as the plant that bites back, is a common condiment in certain diets.
Capsicum has been used as a digestive aid to ease intestinal inflammation, stimulate protective mucus membranes of the stomach, and also relieve pain caused by ulcers.
Capsicum is commonly used to buffer pain from other ailments, including arthritis, varicose veins, headaches, menstrual cramps and respiratory conditions such as asthma.
www.1001herbs.com /capsicum   (321 words)

 Capsicum from Herbal Extracts Plus
Capsicum is a pepper that warms and improves circulation to all parts of the body, easing the pain of arthritis, muscle spasms, stiff joints and cluster headaches.
Capsicum is a small-fruited pepper that is native to tropical and sub-tropical zones of Latin America and southern Asia.
Capsicum is believed to counter shock, and when the powder or extract is placed on or under the tongue, it has been said to help alleviate crisis situations such as shock, hemorrhage and heart attack.
www.herbalextractsplus.com /capsicum.cfm   (1245 words)

 Peppers: History and Exploitation of a Serendipitous New Crop Discovery
Capsicum annuum probably became the dominant pepper globally in part because it was the first pepper discovered by Columbus and other New World explorers (Andrews in press).
Capsicum chinense remains the least understood of the four domesticated taxa with respect to center of origin and probable progenitor.
Capsicum germplasm collections are now maintained in a number of facilities in the United States, as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Brazil.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/proceedings1993/V2-132.html   (3938 words)

Capsicum, natures greatest stimulant, is extracted from the hot red chile pepper and then transformed from concentrate into 100% pure juice which will not upset the stomach or digestive system when used internally.
Capsicum is so safe that Mace, which is made from hot peppers, causes no adverse effects when sprayed directly into the eyes of an adversary.
Capsicum is also excellent, so we have been told, when applied over a sunburn, go figure, and many skin rashes that doctor prescribed prescriptions failed to cure.
www.iamm.com /capsicum.htm   (2032 words)

 Capsicum - Herbs & Supplements - Drug Library - DrugDigest
Although capsicum may cause heartburn for many individuals, its most common oral use is to treat digestive complaints such as colic, gas, indigestion, and poor appetite.
Chemicals in capsicum have been shown to increase not only the amount of acid the stomach produces, but also the blood flow in the lining of the stomach and intestines.
Capsicum may also affect the breakdown of carbohydrates in the diet, thereby keeping blood sugar levels from fluctuating widely after meals.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/DVH/HerbsWho/0,3923,4095|Capsicum,00.html   (538 words)

 Herbal Descriptions - Capsicum - Capsicum annuum
Capsicum, or hot red chili peppers, have come into their own recently, both as a culinary spice and as a hot new medical remedy.
Now available in the form of a prescription drug called Zostrix™, capsicum ointment is applied to the skin to aid in controlling the pain associated with herpes zoster, also known as shingles, as well as neuralgia and postoperative amputation trauma.
The active ingredient in capsicum is a compound called "capsaicin" that functions to deplete 'substance P', which is involved in the transmission of pain from the skin to the spinal cord.
www.viable-herbal.com /herbdesc/1capsicu.htm   (629 words)

 The Health Benefits of Cayenne; Cayenne Pepper, Cayenne Pepper by the pound, Cayenne Pepper in bulk, bulk Cayenne
Capsicum, a sialogogue, will stimulate the flow of saliva and will be very helpful to people who have become accustomed to ‘inhaling’ their food and thus robbing themselves of the benefits of saliva in the digestive process.
Capsicum given in half teaspoonful does, mixed with treacle and slippery elm, at night, is a valuable remedy for a cough.
Capsicum taken with burdock, golden seal, ginger, slippery elm, andc., will soon diffuse itself throughout the whole system, equalizing the circulation in all diseases that depend upon an increase of blood, and unlike most of the stimulants of allopathy, it is not narcotic.
www.jcrow.com /cayenne.html   (14768 words)

Capsicum extracts cause increase acid secretion and DNA content in duodenal cells of gastric aspirates in ulcer patients, but has been reported to have little effect on gastric secretions in normal patients.(Newall, 1996).
In conclusion, it was found that a single dose of Capsicum fruit could affect pharmacokinetic parameters of theophylline (k1,0), while a repeated dose affected the metabolic pathway of xanthine oxidase.
The variations in pharmacokinetic and bioavailability parameters are discussed in accordance with the mechanisms of action of capsaicin, an active compound present in capsicum fruit.
www.home.caregroup.org /clinical/altmed/interactions/Herbs/Capsicum.htm   (7120 words)

 Capsicum spp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-21)
Capsicum, the family name, is believed to come from the Greek word kapto, which means, “I bite” (9).
Capsicum spp: cayenne pepper is found in tropical regions such as South and Central America.
Capsicum also has properties, which can knock out cold and flu miseries, or when used as a gargle can relieve sore throat pain.
medplant.nmsu.edu /capsicum.htm   (931 words)

Capsicums which are used as a spice are generally dried and usually finely ground in the importing country, with the hotness of the powder being determined by the proportion of seeds and partitions added.
The active ingredient in capsicum is called capsaicin which is derived from the same basic compound as the expectorant drug guaifenesin which is used in about 75 over-the-counter cough syrups and expectorants such as Robitussin and Actifed.
Because Capsicum stimulates circulation and enhances blood flow, it is considered a food for the circulatory system, and a common condiment to the diet.
www.greatvistachemicals.com /herbal-supplements/capsicum.html   (669 words)

 Capsicum - Herbal Index - herbindex.net
The fruit of Capsicum plants is commonly known as chile pepper or just pepper.
Most mammals find this unpleasant; however birds are unaffected, and it therefore appears that the secretion of capsaicin is an adaptation to protect the fruit from consumption by mammals while the bright colors attract birds that will spread the seeds.
Many varieties of the same species can be used in many different ways; for example, C. annuum (Paprika) includes the "bell pepper" variety, which is sold in both its immature green state and its ripe red state, where it is called "pimento".
www.herbindex.net /capsicum.html   (819 words)

 Oleoresin Capsicum Weapon Technology
Capsicums are any solanaceous (nightshade species) plant of the genus capsicum, as C. frutescens, the common pepper of the garden occurring in many varieties that range from mild to hot, having pungent seeds enclosed in a podded or bell-shaped pericarp.
The property that separates the Capsicum family from other plant groups and the quintessence of the chili pepper is an alkaloid called Capsaicin (kap-sa-i-sin), an unusually powerful and pungent crystalline substance found in no other plant.
The range in capsaicin content in the pericarp of an average capsicum is about 0.17% to 0.58% and the inner sheath is 6.6% to 7.7%; color is concentrated mostly in the pericarp.
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 Capsicum Group, LLC - Home
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Capsicum Group is a proud sponsor of the September 26th, 2006 New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA) conference in Morristown, NJ.
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 Capsicum varieties
Chile terminology is confusing; pepper, chili, chile, chilli, Aji, paprika and Capsicum are used interchangeably for "chile pepper" plants in the genus Capsicum.
Capsicum is not related to the Piper genus, which contains Piper nigrum L., the source of fl and white pepper.
The genus Capsicum is a member of the Solanaceae (Nightshade) family, that includes tomato, potato, tobacco and petunias.
www.g6csy.net /chile/variety.html   (1904 words)

 Capsicum annuum
They are believed to have been grown domestically in the Mexico area from around 2,500 B.C. As a result of the travels of Christopher Columbus, Capsicum annuum seeds were taken from the area and planted back in the then colonies of Spain and Portugal.
Capsicum umbilicatum - synonym for Capsicum annuum var.
Turbocapsicum anomalum - synonym for Capsicum annuum (Makino)
www.g6csy.net /chile/var-ann.html   (285 words)

Hailing from the part of Italy near Venice, Capsicum Red were a quartet who were initially promoted as "British" in 1971 by their record company, the Bla-Bla label.
If Capsicum Red had been promoted as musicians coming from the Venice region, surely it would not have arrived as far as the hit parade.
Capsicum Red ("hot pepper") was a one-album band, like so many fine Italian bands of the seventies, but this album comes highly recommended.
www.holeintheweb.com /drp/drpcr.htm   (726 words)

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