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Capsicum (Bell Pepper-Paprika)-Beautifully shaped,glossy and crunchy vegetable

Capsicum an overview – Also known as red/chilli pepper, bell pepper, jalapeno,paprika

Bell pepper capsicum yellow in palnt

Capsicum consists of dried ripe fruits of capsicum( annum linn.var:minimum),- family  solanaceae. It contains not less than 10% of non volatile ether soluble extractives and it is  available in a wide variety of colours like yellow, red  and green. It is also known as paprika or red pepper or chili pepper, bell pepper, pepper, jalapeno and chili.  Capsicum has been cultivated for thousands of years now.  The capsicum is rich in beta carotene, capsaicin and vitamins A and C, which are good for preventing a host of diseases, including live disease and impotency. This tangy vegetable is not only used for its medicinal properties, but the strong, spicy flavor is a great culinary ingredient

Bell Pepper -Capsicum chillies – Therapeutic effect

The therapeutic effect of chillies is due to capsaicin, protein, fixed oil, thiamine and ascorbic acid. This review covers the study of pharmacognosy, pharmacology, its valuable effects, different herbal formulas for various diseases, chillies preparations, marketed formulations along with its major side effects and contraindication

Medicinal values-Health properties – culinary uses – Capsicum (Bell Pepper)

mixed-capsicum wide varities of red peppers



Pain relief

Its content chemical called capsaicin seeds to reduce the pain sesnsations. Capsaicins also block the transmission of pain from the skin to the spinal cord and prevents the sensation of pain. It’s helpful in treating pain-related diseases. Pain from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis, psoriasis, shingles and nerve pain due to diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), when applied to the skin in the affected area.

Helps  in Skin and Eye Diseases 
Its source of Vitamin A which is good for help to prevent eye diseases and eating capsicum helps to keep the skin clear and also prevents pimples and rashes

Effects on cancer
The impact of red pepper and capsaicin on cancer is inconsistent. The epidemiological literature suggests that a high consumption of chili pepper is associated with increased risk for stomach cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, and pancreatic cancer

Culinary uses -Cooking – An amazing combination of crunchy texture  and tangy taste

Capsicum-red peppers in cookking


Capsicum fruits could be considered one of the earliest uses of a food additive.  Capsicum species can be eaten raw or dried, but  commonly are consumed  in ground and  powdered form or in food supplemented with Capsicum oleoresin as an additive.The consumption of Capsicum fruit varies widely.  This tangy vegetable is not only used for its medicinal properties, but the strong, spicy flavor is a great culinary ingredient. Chopped into narrow slices, this vegetable tastes great as pizza topping, can be cooked into curries and can be used as seasoning. Paprika is used in many foods like meat, sea food, vegetable where the rich red colour and special capsicum flavour devoid of hotness are welcome.Bell pepper is used in curries and salads as vegetable

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