Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Medicinal Usage of Pepper

     In the book "Healthy Foods" by George D. Pamplona-Roger, M.D. stated that the dietary and therapeutic applications of peppers are the following:

     Peppers are beneficial for those suffering with dyspepsia (indigestion) due to scanty digestive juices or digestive atonia because they work as an aperitif, stimulating the flow of gastric juice and reducing inflammation. 

     It is also good for constipation because pepper are a mild laxative, and are anti-flatulent. And because it contain very few carbohydrates or calories, peppers are well tolerated by diabetics and suitable for the diets of the obese.

     Because of the extraordinary richness of antioxidant vitamins (A and C) in the pepper, which protect the cells from the mutagenic action of carcinogens, regular pepper consumption contributes to the prevention of cancer, particularly of the digestive organs.

     And according to JC Kurian, PH.D., D.SC. in his book "Amazing Healing Plants". The consumption of the uncooked fruit of pepper has good nutritive value. The juice of the fruit, together with carrot juice, is used as a skin purifier. The above mentioned juice also helps in stomachaches. For this, take in doses of 1 cupful every 2 hours.

     The fruit is also used for sore throat, scarlet fever, indigestion, yellow fever, diarrhroea, piles and hypertension or high blood pressure.


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