Saturday, 11 January 2014

Facts about Red Hot Chili Peppers

Facts about Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Scoville Scale

The method of testing a pepper’s pungency units invented by Wilbur Scoville in 1912. Mr. Scoville determined his test results by taking the extracts of many types of chili peppers and diluting them in a sugared water solution until none of the heat remained. The testing was accomplished by a panel of 5 “judges” who would taste these solutions and then tell Mr. Scoville when they no longer felt any heat. This testing was very subjective as your can imagine and results were not very consistent.
Scoville RatingType of Pepper
15,000,000 - 16,000,000Pure capsaicin (Unavailable through a natural grown plant and is only synthetically developed)
8,600,000 - 9,100,000Various capsaicinoids (e.g. homocapsaicin, homodihydrocapsaicin, norhydrocapsaicin) (Unavailable through a natural grown plant and is only synthetically developed)
2,000,000 - 5,300,000Standard U.S. Grade pepper stray, FN 303 irritant ammunition (Unavailable through a natural grown plant and is only synthetically developed)
855,000 - 1,050,000Bhut Jolokia aka Naga Jolokia (Hottest naturally grown pepper 2007)
350,000 - 580,000Red Savina Habanero
100,000 - 350,000Habanero chili, Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Datil Pepper, Rocoto, Jamaican Hot pepper, African Birdseye, Madame Jeanette
50,000 - 100,000Thai Pepper, Malagueta Pepper, Chiltepin Pepper, Pequin Pepper
30,000 - 50,000Cayenne Pepper, Aji Pepper, Tabasco Pepper, some Chipotle pepper
10,000 - 23,000Serrano Pepper, some Chipotle peppers
2,500 - 8,000Jalapeño Pepper, Guajillo pepper, New Mexican varieties of Anaheim pepper, Paprika (Hungarian wax pepper)
500 - 250Anaheim pepper, Poblano pepper, Rocotillo Pepper
100 - 500Pimento, Pepperoncini
0No heat, Bell pepper

Red Hot Chili Pepper Health Info...

Following salt, chili's are the next most commonly used food in the world. In the United States salsa is the number one condiment. Internationally, cultures take pleasure in the variety of ways that chili peppers add a dynamic flavor to dishes and recipes. But ever better is that red hot chili peppers have great health, dietary and medicinal benefits. This has been know to most of the world for hundreds of years but is now only coming into its own in the “civilized” Western world. The key ingredient in hot peppers, Capsaicin is associated with curing many ailments, and promoting good health. Capsaicin is found concentrated in the intestinal tract of the chili pepper. Perhaps the greatest “hope” is to find a cure for cancer. Capsaicin is being clinically tested in cancer research that suggests that it can kill prostate cancer cells, lung cancer cells, and inhibits the further growth of leukaemia cells. It is also being studied for use in pain treatment for post-surgical pain. It is a major component in the “Master Cleanse” diet. It is also used for arthritis pain relief, migraine pain relief, backache relief, muscle pain relief, pain relief from strains, and sprains, nasal spray for sinus and headache relief, digestion problems, to lower blood pressure, to control bleeding, flu treatment, to induce sweating thereby breaking a fever, to treat incontinence, as a herpes crème, an energy booster and more!
Below is an alphabetized list of ailments and how hot chili peppers are proven to be beneficial for dietary and health uses.
The information presented is for informative purposes only. Anyone experiencing a medical problem should, of course, contact their physician.

Arthritis Article 1

  • A protein receptor binds with capsaicin to aid with chronic pain which allows the influx of calcium and sodium ions to react to nerve cells.
  • Attempts are still being made to develop drugs which would null the pain signals through the receptors without affecting other cells. This is still in development.

Arthritis Article 2

  • Capsaicin cream can help ease the pain of arthritis when applied topically on stiff joints ( This is not recommended for Rheumatoid Arthritis, an auto-immune disorder.)

Arthritis Article 3

  • Topical capsaicin creams lessens pain by blocking the production of a neuro-transmitter in the joint.
  • These creams can also calm joint inflammation.
  • Topical Capsaicin creams can be a more effective treatment to Ibuprofen and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which over prolonged use have been linked to a higher chance of ulcers in the stomach and intestines.

 Benefits of Chili Pepper for lowering High Blood Pressure

  • The consumption of peppers can increase circulation while lowering blood pressure.
  • Peppers are high in Vitamins A and C, and bioflavinoids, which are necessary nutrients for cell development, and help strengthens blood vessel walls.
  • Active ingredients in peppers can also boost the body’s metabolism and attack free radicals.

Capsaicin Creams for Headaches and Migraines

  • Zostrix, a topical capsaicin cream, has been found to relieve the pain of cluster headaches when applied inside the nostrils 2x/day

 Chili Pepper Natural Endorphin Rush and Depression

  • Chilli Peppers promote endorphin production
  • Endorphins are a natural substance which when released into the bloodstream can heighten good feelings. The hotter the chili pepper the more capsaicin. Endorphins are natural opiates.

 Chili Peppers for Flu or Respiratory Problems

  • Hot peppers can treat symptoms of the flu (by promoting sweating) and opening clogged breathing passages, which functions as an effective expectorant.

 Chili Peppers for Herpes Simplex

  • Topical application of capsaicin cream such as Zostrix, helps to reduce Herpes flare-ups.
  • A fresh, cut-up pepper if applied to the area in question, can usually be gone within 24 hours (as compared to 12 - 14 days if left untreated).
  • This treatment may also work on shingles (Herpes Zoster).

 Relieving Muscle Pain with Chili Topical Cream

  • The topical cream, Heet, has been used to reduce muscle pain.
  • A topical application of a fresh, cut-up pepper to the source of the pain can also be an effective treatment for muscle pain.

 Chili Peppers for Overactive Bladder/Incontinence

  • Capsaicin if fed into the bladder with a catheter desensitizes hyperirritable, aberrant neurons in the bladder for extended periods of time. This activity blocks the premature bladder contractions which cause an unpredictable loss of urine.

 Hot Chili Pepper for Pain & Discomfort

  • Chile peppers can tame itchiness from dialysis, aid in numbing pains from shingles (Herpes Zoster), and diabetes mellitus.
  • Capsaicin candy has also been known to be prescribed to cancer patients, to ease mouth pain.
  • Topical capsaicin cream can relieve the pain associated with burns.

 Chili Pepper for treating Poison Ivy/Poison Oak

  • A mixture of dried  ghost peppers and a small amount of water applied directly to a rash will null the itch and expedite the drying process.

 Chili's benefit for Post-Operative Pain

Topical capsaicin creams has been prescribed for pain relief, for mastectomy patients and amputees.

 Chili Peppers have been prescribed for Psoriasis

  • Capsaicin creams have been prescribed to dry up psoriasis patches.

 Ghost Pepper Powder can reduce Sinusitis, Tension, and Sinus Headaches

  • Ground ghost chili peppers when snorted up the nose have been said to relieve headaches brought on by tension or sinus problems.
  • Eating hot peppers have also been found to help one cure headaches.

 Ghost Peppers for a Sore Throat

  • A spray made of 80 proof spirits, water and hot ghost pepper powder can help reduce or eliminate sore throat pain for up to 3 hours.
  • In addition, it can also clear nasal passages.

 Amazing true fact-Spinal-Cord Injury

  • A protein ion receptor binds with capsaicin to manage chronic pain.

 Hot Peppers and Ulcers

  • Hot peppers inhibit the growth of H. Pylori, the bacteria that causes specific types of ulcers. BHUT JOLOKIA/GHOST CHILI -GRADE A available with FREE Delivery to over 60 countries

Bhut Jolokia fires up the imagination. This chilli pepper is called by various names such as Naga Jolokia, Ghost Chili , NagPa King Chilli, Bhut Jolokia, Bih Jolokia etc. It has a distinct taste and pungency. With some people it seems the Ghost Pepper becomes addictive as they can no longer enjoy their food without the same heat!

 Food scientists speculate that Ghost Pepper has an unexpected side effect that boosts their popularity. When capsaicin comes into contact with the nerve endings in the tongue and mouth, natural endorphins is secreted. In other words, you get a buzz, similar to a runners high.
 Bhut Jolokia does not grow well in all areas. Even in areas where it does grow, half the heat may be lost unless the climate, the soil and other conditions are as per requirements. Firehouse Chilli Bhut Jolokia is directly sourced from the Nagatribe based in the extreme hillsides of northeastern India, Nagaland. Accredited with the Spice Board of India to be free of all impurities, dyes and pests.
Firehouse Chilli Ghost Pepper is guaranteed to ignite your senses have a longer shelf life, tested for highest capsaicin (heat) content and aromic pungency.

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