Actions: Capsicum frutescens is a powerful heating and drying herb with stimulating circulatory and digestive actions. It’s safe to say this herb brings the heat, both topically and internally Caution and contraindications as well as interactions with medications should be considered before use.
- Stimulant, non-addictive
- Rubefacient, topically
- Circulatory stimulant
- Vasodilator, topically
- Stimulating Diaphoretic, cools you down
Indications: Rheumatism, sinus infection, improving circulation, digestion stimulation, low vitality from mental stress, delirium tremens, wet congestion, cardiovascular health, colic
Safety/Contraindications: Discontinue use if irritation occurs, if overused topically, blistering may occur. Be cautious using in conditions with GI inflammation, heartburn and diarrhea.
Preparations and Doses:
- Powder/Capsules: 30-120 mg 3x daily
- Oils: Topical use