Hot & stimulating. Useful internally as well as topically.
ScientificName: Capsicum annuum.
Qualities: Hot & Dry. Pungent/acrid. Stimulating, dispersing, relaxing. Circulatory stimulant.
Uses: High blood pressure, acute infections, cold sensations, poor digestion, constipation, palpitations, insufficient cerebral circulation, depression, anxiety. Gargle the tincture for a sore throat. Topically, the diluted tincture is used as a styptic promoting healing of wounds, and relieves muscle pain while promoting tissue repair.
Preparation: Dry fruit, 1:5, 50% cane alcohol.
Suggested Dosage: 1-10 drops, as needed.
Contraindications: Avoid in acute hot conditions with irritation and inflammation present, during pregnancy, or with peptic ulcer.