Chili peppers are known for their strong taste. In addition to this, a chemical from peppers, known as capsaicin, has the ability to destroy cancer.
Chili pepper is used everywhere around the world. India is the biggest consumer, producer and exporter of chili peppers.
There are many kinds of peppers, all of which have unique substances. They provide carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B and especially vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium and iron.
Food that is spiced with chilli is known to lower blood pressure and decrease blood cholesterol. It has been proved by the Korean researchers that your appetite can be lessened if you spice your food with red pepper.
Jalapeno peppers are known for the element capsaicin, which has the ability to destroy prostate cancer cells.
In research conducted on mice, it has been proved that capsaicin has the ability to decrease tumor and it extended the lifespans of the mice by over 30%. However, application of the same procedure on humans has to be further tested.
The receptor TRPV1 is activated by capsaicin. In order to suppress intestinal tumourigenesis, intake of capsaicin combined with celecoxib is recommended.
This receptor TRPV1 was initially located in sensory neurons. However, it is also found in intestinal epithelial cells. Scientists proved that TRPV1 works as a tumor suppressor in the intestines.