Searing or subtle, sweet or pungent, mild or hot, the chile's versatility has made it one of the most important ingredients in our sauces.
An essential ingredient in Mexican and Asian cooking, chiles have become the most frequently used condiment and seasoning worldwide.
Differently from pepper, that is notoriously healthy, hot pepper has many beneficial properties.
It helps the secretion of gastric juices and digesting;
It helps hangovers; in this case you will have to prepare an infuse based on absinth and the mother tincture of hot pepper.
It has optimal properties as a vasodilator and antycholesterol, it also helps capillaries being elastic and allows blood oxygenation
In case of arthritis and rheumatism, hot peppers ground in alcohol and then used on the body parts in pain, helps alleviating the pain.
It is a powerful anti-cancer because it contains vitamin C that reinforces the immunologic defences against tumorous degenerations.
The ayurvedic and Chinese medicine think that hot pepper is an optimal remedy against and lack of appetite because it stimulates our spirits and blood.
It has anti-inflammatory powers, so it should be used in case of laryngitis, cough and hoarseness.
Hot pepper prevents strokes and cardiovascular diseases and a constant use reduces cholesterol and reinforces arteries and heart because its seeds contain many unsatured acids that clean blood capillaries.
Being rich in vitamin E, considered as the fecundity and sexual power vitamin, hot pepper is an optimal aphrodisiac.
When hot pepper has to be avoided
Although it has many beneficial powers, hot pepper has to be avoided:
In children because it is better to wait until they are 12/13
When you suffer from stomach acidity, ulcer, hepatitis, cystitis and hemorrhoids.
In excessive use, it can irritate intestinal mucosa, stomach and kidneys.
When external compresses are not advised in case of skin reddening.