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Topic: Capsicum frutescens

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.
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 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)

 Capsicum Peppers: The Whole Story
Capsicum frutscens 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.
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.
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 /capsicum_peppers.htm   (2370 words)

 Kosmicjourney's Ethnobotanical Encyclopedia Capsicum
Capsicum frutescens is native to Central and South America and Zanzibar.
The fruit of Capsicum turn red with age and contain ten to twenty-nine small, flat seeds.
Capsicum frutescens enjoys full sun in a rich, well composted soil.
www.kosmicjourney.org /encyclopedia/c/capsicum.htm   (158 words)

 Pepper Profile: Capsicum Frutescens
At any rate, we know the tabasco variety of frutescens was being cultivated near Tabasco, Mexico in the early 1840s because it was transferred to Louisiana in 1848, where it was eventually grown to produce Tabasco® Sauce.
Some varieties of frutescens found their way to India and the Far East, where they are still called "bird pepper." There they are cultivated to make hot sauces and curries.
frutescens plants have a compact habit, an intermediate number of stems, and grow between 1 and 4 feet high, depending on climate and growing conditions.
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 Capsicum frutescens L. - Cayenne pepper.
CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS L. Common name: Cayenne pepper, red pepper, Chili pepper, lombok riewit, piment, pimento, lombok besar, cabe besar, lada besar.
Cayenne pepper is a small shrub with alternate and oval to lanceolate leaves; this plant is native to tropical America.
In Suriname's traditional medicine, capsicum frutescens is used for cleansing the blood (leaves), stimulating digestion, ophthalmia, breathing difficulties (fruits).
www.tropilab.com /capsicum.html   (250 words)

 Chillies. capsicum annum or capsicum frutescens
The genus Capsicum comprised all the varied forms of fleshy-fruited peppers grown as herbaceous annuals - the red, green, and yellow pepper rich in vitamins A and C that are used in seasoning and as a vegetable food.
Capsicum regulates the flow of blood from the head to the feet so that it is equalized.Capsicum (as a stimulant) is an activator, carrier, and accentuator.
Capsicum influences the heart immediately, then gradually extends its effects to the arteries, capillaries, and nerves.The frequency of the pulse is not increased, but it is given more power.
www.harvestfields.ca /CookBooks/spice/chillies.htm   (4936 words)

 Capsicum frutescens - Herbs & Supplements - Drug Library - DrugDigest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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.
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Capsicum frutescens L.s.l.: Tabasco pepper, African capsicum, African chili, capsicum, chili pepper, hot pepper.
Capsicum USP was used as a carminative, stimulant, and rubefacient (Leung and Foster, 1996; Taber, 1962).
In contrast, a study on capsicum showed that it increased acid concentration and DNA content of gastric aspirates in control subjects as well as in patients with duodenal ulcers (Locock, 1985).
www.herbalgram.org /youngliving/expandedcommissione/he014.asp   (1908 words)

Capsicum ciliatum was sister species to C. tovarii which was sister species to a clade containing the 5 cultivated taxa and C. chacoense.
Although the genus Capsicum is an important food and spice crop the world over, an accurate picture of the taxonomy of this New World genus is 'a work in progress.' As early as 1852, Dunal (1) recognized as many as 63 species of Capsicum, whereas in 1923 Bailey (2) recognized only one, C. frutescens.
The fruit of C. frutescens were described as usually erect, deciduous and with soft-flesh as compared to those of C. chinense that were pendent, persistent, and firm-fleshed.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4015/is_200401/ai_n9383818   (1303 words)

 CaSSS: Industry News
Hypoglycemic Substance in Capsicum frutescens Isolated by HPLC and TLC
In conclusion, it can be stated that capsaicin is the major constituent of Capsicum frutescens that is responsible for the hypoglycaemic episodes seen in the dogs.
Tolan and his coauthors published their study in Phytotherapy Research (Isolation and purification of the hypoglycaemic principle present in Capsicum frutescens.
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 Capsicum Health and Nutrition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The genus Capsicum comprises all the varied forms of fleshy-fruited peppers grown as herbaceous annuals--the red, green, and yellow peppers rich in vitamins A and C that are used in seasoning and as a vegetable food.
Capsicum varieties are so closely related - and their culinary uses identical - that it takes an expert to distinguish one from the other.
And, all the accessions labeled C. frutescens were C. annuum, except for one accession that was a mix of C. frutescens and C. annuum.
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 Pepper, Chili -- Capsicum annuum L. and Capsicum frutescens L.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
frutescens L. Precise categorization of this particular type of pepper is difficult because of the large number of varieties, and the constant creation of new ones by hybridization.
Forms sold or grown by one name in certain areas of the country may not be the same elsewhere, even though the names are the same.
frutescens chili varieties are `Rat chili,' `Common Chili,' and `Christmas Bell.' The latter was introduced from the Netherlands.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /MV112   (1007 words)

 To Save Money on Capsicum Click Here for Capsicum Discount Sources.
Capsicum, natures greatest stimulant, is extracted from the hot red chile pepper and then transformed from...
CAPSICUM or Cayenne (capsicum frutescens) The part of this plant that is used is its fruit.
Capsicum or Cayenne, derived from chili peppers, is...
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 Capsicum spp oleoresin, chillies, capsicum annuum, capsicum frutescens, capsicum chinense, baccatum, pubescens, annuum, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Capsicum spp oleoresin, chillies, capsicum annuum, capsicum frutescens, capsicum chinense, baccatum, pubescens, annuum, oleoresins, spices, cuisine, spice oleoresins, Spice by Amsar.
The primary separating characteristics are based upon flower and seed colour, shape of the calyx, the number of flowers per node and their orientation.
The big five species are Capsicum annuum (containing the NuMex, Jalapeno and Bell varieties), Capsicum frutescens (containing the Tabasco variety), Capsicum chinense (containing the Habanero and Scotch Bonnet varieties), Capsicum baccatum, (containing the Aji varieties) and Capsicum pubescens, (containing the Rocoto and Manzano varieties).
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 Herbal Direct   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
There are many varieties of Capsicum; Capsicum frutescens and Capsicum minimum are the ones most used medicinally although they are also a popular food spice.
Paprika and the large green and red peppers that are eaten as vegetables, are mild varieties of Capsicum annuum and are important medicinal foods.
Capsicum has a tonic (nourishing and restoring) action on the body.
www.herbal-direct.com /capsicum_herb.html   (172 words)

 capsicumfrutescens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Extraction of capsaicinoids from chillies (Capsicum frutescens L.) and paprika (Capsicum annuum L.) using supercritical fluids and organic solvents.
Precursor biotransformation in immobilized placental tissues of Capsicum frutescens Mill.: I. Influence of feeding intermediate metabolites of the capsaicinoid pathway on capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin accumulation.
Effect of pepper (Capsicum frutescens) on gastric mucosal mast cell population and histamine concentration in albino rats.
www.newcrops.uq.edu.au /listing/capsicumfrutescens.htm   (3676 words)

 Capsicum_frutescens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
'''Capsicum frutescens''' ist eine Pflanzenart aus der Familie der Nachtschattengewächse.
Frutescens bezieht sich auf den Wuchs und heißt busch- oder gestrüppartig.
Bekannt ist vor allem die Varietät Capsicum frutescens var tabasco, aus der die Tabasco-Sauce hergestellt wird.
blumentopf.xodox.de /Capsicum_frutescens   (149 words)

 Ellingwood's American Materia Medica, 1919: Nerve stimulants: CAPSICUM. Capsicum frutescens.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A most serviceable general gargle is made by combining in strong infusion, capsicum and white- oak bark—quercus alba—and adding to it an active antiseptic, as boric acid or echinacea.
The old antispasmodic combination known as the Compound Tincture of Lobelia and Capsicum, unfailing with many of the old doctors as an antispasmodic and general relaxant, is made of lobelia, capsicum and skunk cabbage root two ounces, alcohol two pints.
Capsicum is advised in chronic parenchymatous nephritis, in pyelonephritis and in pyelitis.
www.ibiblio.org /herbmed/eclectic/ellingwood/capsicum.html   (1248 words)

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Capsicum frutescens: Perennial shrub to 2 m (6’) with woody trunk.
Capsicum annuum: Herbaceous annual or biennial 60-75 cm (24-30’’) tall with simple ovate leaves, bell-shaped solitary white flowers are followed by hollow fruits up to 15 cm (6’’) long, which ripen to varying colours.
We assure the student that the fear of Capsicum is unfounded.
www.dominionherbal.com /herbs_month/CAPSICUM.htm   (1006 words)

 Capsicum frutescens
Frutescens on tieteelle ja suurelle yleisölle melko vähän tunnettu, yleensä villinä manner Etelä-Amerikasta tavattava chilipaprika, ylivoimaisesti tunnetuimpana lajikkeenaan saman nimisestä maustekastikkeesta kuuluisa
Eräiden tutkijoiden mukaan useimmissa Afrikan maissa capsicum annuum on vallitseva chilityyppi, mutta löytyy niitäkin maita joissa "bird's eyet" ovat capsicum frutescensia.
Kypsänä punainen, pieni, hyvin Malaguetan kaltainen, tulinen ja maultaan tyypillinen frutescens.
www.saunalahti.fi /~thietavu/Chili/L_frutescens.htm   (764 words)

 Search:capsicum - MetaCrawler
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Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) is a blood-red warming herb that has an invigorating effect on se...
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 Cookbook:Chili Pepper - Wikibooks
The chili pepper (also spelled chilli and chile) is the fruit of the plant capsicum of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family.
Cultivated since prehistoric times in Peru and Mexico, it was discovered in the Caribbean by Christopher Columbus and named a "pepper" because of its similarity with the Old World peppers of the Piper genus.
frutescens appears as chiles de arbol, aji, pequin, tabasco, cayenne, cherry peppers, and others.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Cookbook:Capsicum   (687 words)

 Capsicum (Capsicum frutescens - a.k.a Cayenne) - Herbs, Herbs A-Z, Herbs Listings, Herbs Resource, Herbs Information . ...
When Capsicum is ingested, the active component capsaicin exerts beneficial gastrointestinal and cardiovascular and effects.
Capsicum is a terrific herb for fast relief and action for flu symptoms.
Capsicum helps with arthritis, bleeding, blood pressure, bronchitis, bruises, burns, congestion, chills, circulation, fatigue, fevers, flatulence, kidney problems, lung problems, mucus, pyorrhea, rheumatism, shock, external sprains, strokes, sunburns, throat conditions, tumors, ulcers, varicose veins and wound healing.
www.drstandley.com /herbs_capsicum.shtml   (287 words)

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Abstract The efficacy of the topical local anaesthetic effect of the fruit extract of Capsicum frutescens (Siling labuyo) in comparison to EMLA (Lidocaine or Prilocaine) was studied in rabbits.
Plant Material One and a half kilograms of ripe, red-chili peppers (Capsicum frutescens) were obtained from a farm in Cavite and cut into small pieces.
More detailed studies on capsaicin of Capsicum frutescens should improve the chances of the emergence of a cheaper but possibly equally effective means of generating a local topical anesthesia.
www.uerm.edu /research/labuyo.doc   (4430 words)

 ABC Online Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
I would have thought the name Capsicum annua as an example would be a dead giveaway, but I'm now in a mild dispute on the matter.
Capsicum annum is an annual plant native to Mexico and Central America cultivated in many warmer regions of the world.
Capsicum varieties include cayenne pepper, jalapenos, other hot peppers, and paprika.
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 Cayenne pepper - Definition of Cayenne pepper by Webster Dictionary
A species of Capsicum (Capsicum frutescens) with small and intensely pungent fruit.
Capsicum annuum and Capsicum Frutescens; - called also red pepper.
capsicum, Capsicum annuum longum, capsicum pepper plant, cayenne, chile, chili, chili pepper, chilli, chilli pepper, chilly, genus Capsicum, jalapeno, long pepper, pepper, red pepper
www.webster-dictionary.net /definition/Cayenne%20pepper   (103 words)

 Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society: Anatomy of fruit detachment in tabasco pepper (Capsicum frutescens, Solanaceae)
Anatomy of fruit detachment in Tabasco pepper (Capsicum frutescens, Solanaceae).
This study suggests that several anatomical factors are associated with ease of fruit separation from the peduncle in pepper.
While most of the commercial varieties belong to the species Capsicum annuum, including the bell, banana, jalapeno, pimiento, chile, cherry and cayenne peppers, Tabasco pepper belongs to the species, C. frutescens.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4017/is_200310/ai_n9308050   (1452 words)

 Herbal Materia Medica - Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens)
Cluster headaches can be eased by applying a.025% to.075% capsaicin cream, administered via intranasal application on the affected side and reapplied in 5 minutes.
Capsaicin needs to be applied a minimum of 3-4 times a day to deplete substance P. Side effects with topical use of Capsaicin or whole Capsicum are burning, stinging and redness.
However, one study found no difference in the healing rate of duodenal ulcers in patients who ingested 3 grams of Capsicum daily compared to untreated controls.
www.herbaltransitions.com /materiamedica/Capsicum.htm   (532 words)

Cayenne pepper is also known as chili or red hot pepper.
It is the fruit of Capsicum annuum, which is a tropical fiery plant.
The active ingredient of cayenne pepper is capsaicin, which accounts for its pungent and irritating effects.
www.dietsite.com /dt/alternativenutrition/Herbs/cayenne.asp   (129 words)

 Herbal Descriptions - Cayenne - Capsicum frutescens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
African Pepper, Bird Pepper, Capsicum, Chili Pepper, and Marichi-phalam (Sanskrit).
The common name Cayenne Pepper also includes the species Capsicum annuum, a species that includes both Chili Peppers and Paprika.
Recently, this fiery, bright-red herb has become as hot in healing as it is on the tongue.
www.viable-herbal.com /herbdesc1/1cayenne.htm   (978 words)

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