(This is the herb that launched Natures Sunshine Products in America in 1972)
Capsicum (cayenne) grows as an annual and was used regularly as a
condiment by the South Americans to add flavour, and help with digestion, and
It is often referred to as “Queen of the herbs”.
It is a very heating herb and needs to be taken with food to disperse the
heat throughout the alimentary canal, otherwise it can cause a burning sensation
Capsaicum is the compound within capsicum that produces the heat.
This herb is very warming in general and provides nutritional support for the
circulation. It is added to many combination herbs for this reason and also to act as a
catalyst for other herbs in the product, helping them to perform better, and to
target certain areas in the body.
Capsicum is also used externally as a poultice to assist with pain levels in
I have also used it (in a very, very weak liquid from a home made
tincture), in inflamed eyes from an allergic reaction. It clears the flood of
pink in the eyes and relieves the pain and inflammation.
Common names: Capsaicin, capsicum, cayenne, chili pepper.
See precautions below please.
Other ingredients: Gelatin and water capsule.
Properties: Analgesic (anodyne), anesthetic, anti-arthritic,
anticoagulant, aperient, antiseptic, cardiac, carminative, catalyst (synergist),
coagulant, condiment, counterirritant, diaphoretic, haemostatic, hypotensive, panacea, rubefacient, sialogogue, stimulant (circulatory), stomachic, styptic,
Nutrients: A rich source of
beta-carotene & vitamin C. Also has B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic
acid), B6 and B9 (folic acid). High amounts of cobalt and
Do not use in excess.
Do not use when on blood thinners or if on heart or circulation
Do not use when bowel is irritated.
If on any drugs for any problem at all, check first to see if this herb is
If pregnant or lactating seek advice
Use only as necessary.
If symptoms persist please see your health