Capsicum annuum var. frutescens
Liquid extract of dried ripe peppers with seeds.
Actions: Simple, but powerful, warming
stimulant to heart, blood circulation, nervous system and mucous membranes,
but does not excite or quicken the pulse. Promotes action of secreting
organs. Topical stimulant, rubefacient and analgesic.
Uses: Poor circulation, cold extremities and pallid
face. Weak nerve force. Torpid digestive system with indigestion and
flatulence. Repressed secretions and to expel thick mucus. Hoarseness.
Fevers. Alcoholic delirium tremens; opium and heroin addiction. Topically
applied for rheumatic joint pain; nerve pain; shingles.
Dose: Take 10 to 30 drops, 2 to 5 times per day in
half-cup water. Topically apply full-strength extract if well tolerated,
or dilute with 2 or 3 parts rubbing alcohol.
Cautions: Do not take undiluted extract drops internally.
Excessive internal doses may cause stomach irritation. Counteract with
demulcent or fatty drinks (e.g., Marshmallow root, Slippery Elm bark
or milk). Avoid contact with broken skin, eyes and mucous membranes.
If topical use causes painful heating, wash area with hot soapy water
or rubbing alcohol; flush eyes with lots of cool water.
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