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The Healing Foods: The Ultimate Authority on the Curative Power of Nutrition

Patricia Hausman & Judith Benn Hurley (See book keywords and concepts)

Plum Almond, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, wild cherry Potato All foods called pepper (except black and white) including cayenne, chili pepper, capsicum, green pepper, red pepper, eggplant, potato, tomato Rose Blackberry, developed berries (such as boysenberry loganberry; youngberry), Plant Kingdom Family Name walnut Members Black walnut, butternut, English walnut, hickory nut, pecan Animal Kingdom Family Name Bird Crustacean Fish Mammal Members All fowl and game birds - chicken, duck, goose, guinea, pigeon, pheasant, quail, turkey, etc.

The Natural Pharmacy: Complete Home Reference to Natural Medicine

Schuyler W. Lininger, Jr. DC (See book keywords and concepts)

Capsaicin in hot chili pepper: Carcinogen, co-carcinogen or anticarcinogen? Food Cbem Toxic 1996; 34: 313-16. Chamomile 1. Wichtl M. Herbal Drugs and Pbytopharmaceuticals. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1994, 322-25. 2. Jakolev V, Isaac O, et al. Pharmacological investigations with compounds of chamomile. II. New investigations on the antiphlogistic effects of (-)-a-bisabolol and bisabolol oxides. Planta Med 1979; 35: 125-40. 3. Jakolev V, Isaac O, Flaskamp E. Pharmacological investigations with compounds of chamomile. VI.

Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine

Simon Mills and Kerry Bone (See book keywords and concepts)

Capsaicin in hot chili pepper: carcinogen, co-carcinogen or anticarcinogen? Food and Chemical Toxicologv 1996; 34 (3): 313-316. 189. Surh YJ, Lee SS. Capsaicin, a double-edged sword: toxicity, metabolism, and chemopreventive potential. Life Sciences 1995; 56 (22): 1845-1855. 190. Karekar VR, Mujumdar AM, Joshi SS et al. Assessment of genotoxic effect of piperine using Salmonella typhimurium and somatic and germ cells of Swiss albino mice. Arzneimittel-Forschung 1996; 46 (10): 972-975. 191. Segal R, Shatkovsky P, Milo-Goldzweig I. On the mechanisms of saponin hemolysis-I.

The Herbal Drugstore

Linda B. White, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Also called: Capsicum, hot pepper, chili pepper. Source: Native to the tropical Americas and naturalized worldwide. Part used: Fruit. Forms available: Spice, tea, capsules, tablets, tinctures. Cayenne's fiery compound, capsaicin, is used in topical creams. Uses: Internally for antioxidant action, nutrition,- topically for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, shingles, diabetic neuropathy, at the site of healed infections. Caution: May interact with anticoagulant drugs,- consult your doctor. Excessive internal use may irritate the intestinal tract.

Intelligent Medicine: A Guide to Optimizing Health and Preventing Illness for the Baby-Boomer Generation

Ronald L. Hoffman, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Here are some ways to control pests without poisoning yourself: Ants: Sprinkle powdered red chili pepper, dried peppermint, or borax where ants enter. Plant mint around the outside of the house to drive them away. Cockroaches: Mix baking soda, boric acid, and powdered sugar, and spread around the infested areas. You can also mix oatmeal with plaster of Paris. Either mixture will kill roaches. Put bay leaves in infested cabinets, as they will repel roaches. Fleas: Feed your pet brewer's yeast tablets or powder —it contains B vitamins that cause natural odors that fleas abhor.

The Green Pharmacy: New Discoveries in Herbal Remedies for Common Diseases and Conditions from the World's Foremost Authority on Healing Herbs

James A. Duke, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Then be very generous with any or all of the hot spices that contain vitamin C and other good sore-throat fighters, including chili pepper, ginger, horseradish, mustard seed and pepper. VV Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). Honeysuckle flowers are used in China to treat tonsillitis, bronchitis, colds, flu and pneumonia. Extracts made from these flowers act strongly against a broad spectrum of bacteria. It's small wonder, since the flowers contain more than a dozen antiseptic compounds. In one study, researchers looked at 425 Chinese students with strep throat.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 1

Michael T. Murray, ND (See book keywords and concepts)

Pizzorno Jr, ND Toxicity 632 Capsicum frutescens (family: Solanacea) Common names: cayenne pepper, capsicum, chili pepper, red pepper, American pepper Cayenne pepper (also known as chili or red hot pepper) is the fruit of Capsicum annuum, a shrubby, tropical plant which can grow to a height of up to 3 feet. The fruit is technically a berry. Paprika is a milder and sweeter tasting fruit produced from a different variety of Capsicum.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

A smaller hot chili pepper is more concentrated and so may have similar levels. Folic acid, potassium, and niacin are also present in fairly good levels, as are some other minerals and B vitamins. The seeds surround the inner core of the peppers and often concentrate the hot nature. Pumpkins. Another festive vegetable, pumpkins are used decoratively for Halloween and cooked for the tasty pumpkin pie dessert, eaten mainly around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Pumpkin seeds are also fairly popular.

The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies

Mark Stengler, N.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

This medicinal food has a history that goes back thousands of years. chili pepper was used for many kinds of healing in South America and the West Indies. It was Christopher Columbus who brought cayenne to Italy from the West Indies—and before long, it was one of the more popular European spices. Western herbalists use cayenne for the treatment of asthma, poor circulation, respiratory tract infections, sore throats, digestive disturbances, toothaches, fevers, and heart disease.

Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them

Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

In this way, someone who eats a painfully hot chili pepper will be rewarded with an enveloping sensation of pain-numbing Cortisol. By eating hot chilis, Spicy Food Eaters are self-medicating. The question is, are they self-medicating because they are in physical pain, or are they trying to sedate some type of emotional pain? The Spice/Personality Link Spicy Food Bingers have personalities that are as strong as the seasonings on their foods! Sometimes, their personalities are overpowering. Some Spicy Food Bingers have blunted taste buds.

Chilies to Chocolate: Food the Americas Gave the World

Nelson Foster and Linda S. Cordell (See book keywords and concepts)

Passiflora species Bactris gasipaes Arachis hvpogaea pecan Carya illinoinesis pepino Solatium muricatum pepper. See chili pepper persimmon* Diospyrus virginiana pineapple Ananas comosus pinon pine nut Pinus edulis pinuelo Bromelia species poha. See Cape gooseberry potato Solanum tuberosum prickly pear Opuntia species pumpkin Cucurbita pepo Queensland arrowroot. See Achira quinoa Chenopodium quinoa quintonil Amarantbus retroflexus quito palm Parajubaea cocoides raspberry Rubus idaeus var.

See sapote (yellow) chili pepper chocolate. See cacao chokecherry cocoa. See cacao cocona, topiru corn. See maize cranberry cupua^u currants* custard apple epazote, Mexican tea goldenberry. See Cape gooseberry gooseberry granadilla.

The Herbal Drugstore

Linda B. White, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Herbal Remedies Cayenne or chili pepper (Capsicum spp.) Why not fight fire with fire? Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which depletes substance P, a chemical involved in the nerve transmission of pain. Several studies have shown capsaicin-containing creams effective in easing the pain of shingles. You can buy a commercial cream or you can make your own by blending a small amount of cayenne powder into body lotion or aloe vera gel. Aloe has its own benefits and may soothe the burning of cayenne, which might be too irritating during the blister phase of shingles.

The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatments

Alan Keith Tillotson, Ph.D., A.H.G., D.Ay. (See book keywords and concepts)

If you had stomach inflammation, you would not eat a chili pepper, and if your digestion were weak and sluggish, you would not want to eat a heavy steak. These suggestions cannot be counteracted by saying, for example, "Steak contains iron, and when you are weak you need iron." That is, the energetics of the food can sometimes take precedence over individual nutrient considerations. If a person has sluggish digestion and needs iron, they should get it from an easy-to-digest source.

Chilies to Chocolate: Food the Americas Gave the World

Nelson Foster and Linda S. Cordell (See book keywords and concepts)

So swiftly and thoroughly did the chili pepper disperse that botanists long held it to be native to India or Indochina, but all scholars now concur that it is a New World plant with origins in South America. Researchers still disagree, however, about just where the capsicums arose. One group, led by W. Hardy Eshbaugh, says its place of origin was central Bolivia, while another, whose chief proponent is Barbara Pickersgill, claims that it was the area east of Bolivia in the mountains of southern Brazil.

The Origin Diet: How Eating Like Our Stone Age Ancestors Will Maximize Your Health

Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Add onion, garlic, leek, oregano, basil, fennel seeds, and hot chili pepper flakes. Saute until onion is tender. Add tomatoes, clam juice, and V8 juice and increase heat. Boil gently for 15 minutes. Add clams and liquid, shrimp, and crabmeat. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque (be careful not to overcook). Sprinkle the stew with fresh parsley and serve. Season with salt and pepper. Makes 5 2-cup servings. Nutritional information per serving: 254 calories, 27 percent fat (7.7 grams, 1 gram saturated fat), 29 percent carbohydrate, 44 percent protein, 3.

Chilies to Chocolate: Food the Americas Gave the World

Nelson Foster and Linda S. Cordell (See book keywords and concepts)

Portuguese voyagers to Brazil encountered the same three types of chili pepper that the Spaniards found in Mesoamerica. Pickersgill reports that Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum grew in Brazil at the time of the Portuguese conquest, but I have found no evidence that they introduced it to the Old World. As for Capsicum pubescens, it is difficult to grow except in high elevations like those of its Andean homeland, and its fruit does not dry satisfactorily, so even if the Portuguese encountered it, it probably would not have traveled well outside South America.

Earl Mindell's Secret Remedies

Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Capsaicin is one of the compounds that makes chili pepper hot. In a recent double-blind trial at the Department of Medicine of the Medical College of Wisconsin, forty-five patients with primary fibromyalgia rubbed either capsaicin cream or a placebo ointment into aching points on one side of the body four times a day for four weeks. The untreated side of the body served as a control. At the end of four weeks, the patients who used capsaicin reported less pain on both sides of the body (treated and untreated), along with an increase in grip strength, than those who received the placebo.

Chilies to Chocolate: Food the Americas Gave the World

Nelson Foster and Linda S. Cordell (See book keywords and concepts)

The fact that chili pepper was the most common spice used by the Native Americans, combined with its case of transportation, virtually assured it a place on early voyages back to Spain. Heiser and Pickersgill both believe that the first peppers Columbus and his men encountered were probably Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens. Another candidate, put forth by Hardy Eshbaugh, is the undomesticated Capsicum annuum. On his last voyage (1502—1504), Columbus very likely came across Capsicum annuum var. annuum during his visits to the Mayan coast of present-day Honduras.

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