Pepper is the perfect aphrodisiac, because it raises the mood and desire. It is effective in the prevention of hair loss and contributes to a better elasticity and permeability of capillaries.

Pepper is healthiest when used in salads. Given that pepper is most effective when it’s fresh, it should be eaten as a salad as often as possible. The salad is most effective when you cut peppers into rings and spice it with sea salt, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Eaten that way it prevents periodontal disease, colds, and improves vision.

Red, yellow, green, orange or chili, peppers are an integral part of every kitchen, and because of the useful substances they are best when eaten fresh. Fresh pepper, as well as cooked pepper, helps in the treatment of many diseases and ailments.


A list of diseases on which pepper acts is quite long. Pepper helps in the removal and treatment of deficiency disease, allergies, anemia, asthma, atherosclerosis, angina pectoris, heart attack, hypertension, diabetes, cataracts, coughing, impotence, hair loss, osteoporosis, painful urination, rheumatism, old-age blindness, hemorrhoids…

This extremely healthy vegetable is very low in calories, so it is suitable for diet. Chili peppers are rich in minerals, vitamins and other beneficial ingredients.

With preserving the nutritional value does not change significantly, and it doesn’t change the amount of vitamin C which remains almost the same as in the fresh pepper or hot pepper. It has been proven that pepper has four to five times more of this vitamin than lemon or orange. Due to such large quantities it is highly recommended to include peppers in everyday diet, for strengthening the immune system.

Peppers of any kind and size have significant amounts of vitamin B, among which the most important vitamins are B1 and B2. Pepper contains vitamin E which has anti-cancer properties, it contains vitamin A, pantothenic acid, and it has potassium, phosphorus, and iron. The amount of water in pepper is approximately about 89 percent, while the amount of essential oil in seeds depends on the amount of capsaicin.

Capsaicin is substance that gives hot peppers their pungent flavor. Depending on the amount of this substance, peppers are divided into sweet and hot varieties. In any case, capsaicin has long been known to have healing power, because it represents the perfect antiseptic. In the digestive organs it prevents the growth of bacteria and improves digestion.

It increases the level of histamine, which is a major defense system of the human body in rheumatic diseases.

It is believed that peppers, especially hot peppers, are perfect aphrodisiac, because they raise the mood and sexual drive. The belief is based on the impact of peppers on enhanced bloodstream work. Besides aphrodisiac properties, this ancient healing vegetable also has a power to stimulate hair growth. More specifically, it is argued that pepper prevents baldness.

In Italy pepper is a very popular vegetable. Spaniards also love it and even have an Institute of peppers, while in France there is a school about peppers.

After all, Spanish people are the ones who brought pepper from South America in the 15th century. After that it spread throughout Europe, especially in Hungary.

pepper benefits and how hot is your pepper

Habanero and chili peppers

In 1912, American chemist Wilbur Scoville discovered that the extract of pepper can be decomposed in the water and its spiciness can be measured. On a scale of spiciness, that was name after him, the undisputed champion of spiciness is Mexican habanero. Not far behind is a Scotch Bonnet, followed by Jamaican hot pepper and various other types, while, last place is taken by sweet bell pepper.

The capsaicin contained in chili peppers can be used as an analgesic to reduce pain after surgery, according to Danish researchers. Numbness caused by capsaicin prevents the transmission of pain to the brain centers that register it, so in that way the patient cannot fully feel the unpleasant sensations.

This claim was proven with the patients who had been operated and then received capsaicin. Compared to patients who did not take it, they felt much less pain after surgery. However, you should not try pepper treatment at your home, as it can cause infections.

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