Chilli pepper

Nature : Hot, Taste : Pungent

Chilly Pepper



Nature : Hot

Taste : Pungent

Acts on Organ : Spleen, Lung, Heart

Healing Effects : Warm the middle region; disperse cold; promote digestion; improve appetite; soothe sore throat; clear sinuses; combat cancer; boost immune system.

A Dutch study found that consuming a gram of red-pepper flakes—about half a teaspoon—30 minutes prior to a meal reduced calorie intake by 16 percent. Plus, new research suggests its active ingredient, capsaicin, may help kill cancer cells.