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1001 Herbs -- For a Healthy Life
Capsicum

Categories: Circulatory System, Digestive System

Symptoms: Asthma, Arthritis, Cardiovascular Disease, Circulation, Headaches, High Blood Pressure, Inflammation, Intestinal Inflammation, Menstrual Cramps, Ulcers, Varicose Veins


Capsicum has been used for decades as a catalyst for other herbs. Because Capsicum stimulates circulation and enhances blood flow, it is considered food for the circulatory system, a common condiment to the diet.

As a cardiovascular stimulant, Capsicum assists in lowering blood pressure and breaking down cholesterol buildup. The warming properties of Capsicum are useful for people suffering from poor circulation to the hands and feet and other related conditions.

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.