Capsicum Essential Oil
Capsicum (Capsicum annuum var frutescens)
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: stimulant, carminative, anti-catarrhal, sialagogue, rubefacient, antimicrobial, anti-hemorrhoidal, anti-rheutmatic
AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, blood and circulatory system, respiratory system, muscles and joints
RESONANCE: physical, mental
PLANT FAMILY: Solanaceae
PART UTILIZED: Fruit
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
INGREDIENT IN: LeTendaCare, LeVisibility, LeVitality
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Capsicum has the characteristic pungent odor of chili peppers.
APPLICATION: Capsicum should be very well diluted before topical application.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: The "heat" of capsicum essential oil can warm stiff joints, relax lower back pain and work to heal nerve damage, especially those caused from things such as shingles and sciatica. It is a great topical anesthetic as well. It may take repeated use over a period of a few weeks to begin to feel the neurological benefits. Capsicum can also improve heart function and increase poor circulation. It accomplishes this by dilating the small capillaries of the body. They may redden the skin but it is not burned by the use of the oil. Capsaicin, the main component of capsicum, has been shown to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Capsicum essential oil can also strengthen digestion and lessen the gas and bloating that comes from eating heavy or greasy foods. It can boost the metabolism which in turn induces the body to burn off more fat.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Capsicum is not a true oil. It is a concentrated liquid spice or oleoresin.
CAUTIONS: Use with caution. Avoid excessive use. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Dilute very well before applying to the skin.