Dr. Burns!

Dr. Burns!

It can protect us from stomach ulcers, and even help cancer patients by reducing their pain! Chemotherapy drugs used for cancer patients often give them sore mouths. The pain can be so bad it does not allow them to speak or eat. But chillies  are now helping out.

The Capaicin Candy (Capaicin is one of the active ingredients in chillies) reduced the sharp intensity of the mouth pain and now scientists are trying other chillie medicies to treat chronic pain such as arthritis, shingles, spinal cord injuries etc.

The Cuna Indians of Panama would hang a string of chillies behind their canoes, when they went to sea. This was supposed to discourage sharks from attacking. Chillies ae also used on underground cables to stop rats from chewing on them!
Chili is richly endowed with vitamins A, E and C necessary for general health. Chili contains seven times more vitamin C than orange. That makes it a very popular antioxidant.

It is also a good source of most B vitamins and vitamin B6 in particular. It is naturally low in fat, calories low  in sodium; and has zero cholesterol.
If your curry has become too hot, squeeze half a lemon over it. Then place the half lemon into the curry, stir for a few minutes and remove. The chillie taste would have vanished!

If your hands burn after  using chillies rub a little vinegar over them.

So the next time you screech over a chillie buring your tongue also remember to take its autograph!