Capsicum, also known as red pepper or chili pepper, is a herb. The fruit of the capsicum plant is used to make medicines.Capsicum is used for various digestive problems, including stomach, intestinal gas, stomach, diarrhea, and cramps. It is also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels, such as poor circulation, excessive blood clotting, high cholesterol and prevention of heart disease.Other uses include toothache, nausea, alcoholism, malaria and fever. It is also used to help people who have difficulty in swallowing.Some people apply it to the skin for pain caused by shingles, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. It is also used topically for nerve pain (neuropathy) associated with diabetes and HIV, other types of neural pain (neuralgia) and back pain.Capsicum is also used in the skin to relieve muscle spasms, as a gargle for laryngitis, and to discourage thumb padding or nail biting.A Capsicum form is currently being considered as a medicine for migraine, osteoarthritis and other painful conditions.

A particular form of the capsicum causes intense pain and other unpleasant results when it comes into contact with the face. This form is used in self-defense cycling sprays.

How does it work;The fruit of the capsicum plant contains a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin appears to reduce the sensation of pain when applied to the skin.