capsaicin capsaicin  /ˌkæp ˈseɪ sən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno

Usage(s):

  1. Levine believes that capsaicin may eventually prove useful in treating arthritis.
  2. Pure capsaicin, the main capsaicinoid in a chili, measures 16 million shu.

News

  • Natural Health Sherpa Investigates the Health Benefits of Capsaicin

    Natural Health Sherpa Investigates the Health Benefits of Capsaicin While capsaicin in cayenne is associated with numerous health benefits such as fighting diabetes, weight loss, and even fighting cancer, Natural Health Sherpa found out that scientific evidence shows that it is most useful in treating pain. “The strongest evidence of capsaicin’s benefits lies in its ability to relieve pain ...
    on July 14, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

Quotes

  • "There is no evidence that capsaicin releases endorphins. It's pure conjecture," responded Dr. Solomon Snyder, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine molecular neuroscientist who discovered the brain's opiate receptors.
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Solomon Snyder Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

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