Capsicum Annuum Extract


The Capsicum fruit are an excellent source of natural, micronutrient antioxidants (vitamins C and E and carotenoids) which appear to be critically important in preventing or reducing chronic and age-related diseases. Fruit from the pungent hot type pepper plant are historically employed in traditional medicine and are currently being used in modern herbology and conventional medicines. Capsaicin, the predominant compound in pungent types of Capsicum, induces depletion of substance P and other neuropeptides from sensory nerve terminals. A capsaicin cream has been introduced into dermatologic therapy and proven useful in preventing chronic pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, and other pain syndromes.( Nutritional and Medical Importance of Red Pepper (Capsicum spp.).