The botanical name for capsicum oil is Capsicum annum with some common names like pepper, paprika, African pepper, bird pepper and guinea pepper.
The botanical name for capsicum oil is Capsicum annum with some common names like pepper, paprika, African pepper, bird pepper and guinea pepper. Capsicum is a perennial plant belonging to Solanaceae family and it is harvested in the months of January to august and September to December. The capsicum plant contains a chemical called capsaicin is highly beneficial for medicinal uses. Capsicum essential oil is extracted through solvent distillation process and the fruits of the plant are used in the production of the oil. The fruits provide an oily red color with pungent spicy and strong odor. It is used by many people across the world now.
The oil offers numerous benefits, some of which are discussed as under:
The oil deals with various digestion problems such as acidity, diarrhea, stomach pain, cramps etc. It is even effective in circulation of blood thereby reducing heart diseases.It protects the body from viruses and infections thus increasing the immunity level of the body and therefore reducing the chances of fever, cold, cough and sinus infections.In the kitchen the oil is used in food products so as to improve the level of digestion and adding flavors to food items. The oil is used as a pain reliever and is used in herbal and Ayurvedic medicines for the treatment of muscle pains, arthritis, and nervous pains.
The major components of the oil are Vitamin C, Capsaicin and Capsicidins along with some other acids.
|Botanical Name||Capsicum Annum|
|Methods of Extraction||Solvent Extraction Method|
|Color & Odor||Characteristic odor of chillies|
|Country of Origin||Central and South America|