Capsicum oil is a natural oil extracted from Capsicum plants, which are part of the nightshade family. The oil is made by infusing dried Capsicum fruits in a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil. Capsaicin, the active ingredient in Capsicum, is what gives it its heat and pain-relieving properties. Capsaicin works by stimulating the nerve endings, which can help to reduce pain and inflammation.
Benefits of Capsicum Oil
Pain Relief: Capsaicin, the active ingredient in capsicum oil, may help relieve pain by desensitizing nerve receptors that transmit pain signals.
Digestive Health: Capsicum oil may help improve digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes and increasing blood flow to the digestive tract.
Heart Health: Capsaicin may help improve heart health by reducing inflammation and improving blood flow.
Weight Loss: Capsaicin may also help promote weight loss by increasing metabolism and reducing appetite.
Capsicum oil can be applied topically to the skin for pain relief or added to food as a spicy ingredient.
The appropriate dosage of capsicum oil depends on various factors, including age, health status, and the reason for use. Capsicum oil should be used with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Typically, a standard dose of capsicum oil ranges from 0.025% to 0.075% capsaicin for topical use and 0.5 mg to 10 mg for oral use.