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capsaicin

[kap′sā·ə·sən]
(organic chemistry)
C18H27O3N A toxic material extracted from capsicum.
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As mentioned earlier, paprika is rich in capsaicin, a spicy extract that is proven to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
(2011) verified the antibacterial activity of capsaicin on Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, and Bacillus subtilis.
They also found that mice with metastatic cancer that consumed capsaicin showed smaller areas of metastatic cancer cells in the lung compared to mice not receiving the treatment.
In experiments involving three lines of cultured human non-small cell lung cancer cells, researchers observed capsaicin inhibited invasion, the first step of the metastatic process.
An interesting aspect of capsaicin is that while hot to taste, it actually lowers body temperature.
"Vizuri Health Sciences is also developing a prescription-strength capsaicin product that utilizes the same vehicle as PainBloc24.
The 8% capsaicin patch delivers a high dose of capsaicin directly to the damaged nerves in the skin that are the source of neuropathic pain.
Jeff LaPoint et al reported in 2014 a complete resolution of nausea and vomiting in a series of five patients after applying capsaicin cream to the abdomen.
In this study, we evaluated the immunomodulatory and antiinflammatory effect of commonly used dietary spices such as curcumin and capsaicin. Nowadays, there is a growing interest in research to find the beneficial effect of plant extracts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents.
He became interested in growing chilis after learning that capsaicin could be used as a drug to combat cancer.
Capsaicin has been shown to induce apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells.
Capsaicin, an active compound in chili peppers, provokes a burning sensation, but also has a long history of use in pain treatment.