HV - Monograph


Cayenne - Capsicum annum
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Parts Used
fruit, seed oil
Herbal Action
alterative, hemostatic, astringent, stimulant, emetic, Carminative, antispasmodic, analgesic, rubifacient, antiseptic, stomachic, sialagogue
flatulent dyspepsia, colic, constipation, gastric ulcer, hemorrhoids, sore throat, subacute or chronic laryngitis, colds and flu, fever, bronchial congestion, cough, asthma, tuberculosis, peripheral circulatory insufficiency, chilblains, neuralgia, pain, headaches, arthritis, rheumatism, cardiovascular disease, stroke prevention, wounds, hemorrhage, menorrhagia, gangrene and mortification, abscess, ulcers, carbuncles
High fever, gastric irritation or inflammation, acute sensitivity of the throat and lungs, conditions where the skin is hot with a sensation of burning and heat, a large and strong pulse, topical application on mucosal surfaces, pregnancy (use with caution); in very large doses Cayenne will act as an emetic or purgative. Toxicity: None noted.