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Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

...other plants that contain chemical irritants, like capsaicin from chili peppers. This chemical is a mucous membrane irritant that causes the release of a substance that stimulates pain fibers and inflammation. This is especially painful when contaminated fingers transfer the chemical to the eyes or genitalia. ...

Detecting Cold, Feeling Pain: Study Reveals Why Menthol Fresh

...and pain. In 1997, the lab cloned the gene for the capsaicin receptor, the main pungent ingredient in some chil...rties of peppery food. The study demonstrated that capsaicin and noxious heat elicit the sensation of burning pain through activation of the same receptor on sen...

Spicy Pepper Remedy Equalizes Spring Pollen Allergies

...and bounds since they introduced the world's first capsaicin pepper nasal spray nearly four years ago. "We started in 2004 with a handful of health food stores and a small internet business. Today Sinus Buster is sold in more than two thousand stores. In fact we're in a number of supermarket and drug store ...

Eat Chillies, Burn Fat

... at the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, capsaicin makes fat cells self-destruct, reported the online...inflammatory properties and scientists hope to use capsaicin to create a pill to treat swelling in arthritis sufferers. Source-IANS...

Chilli Extract may Stop Fat Cell Growth

... studies, the results could see a strengthening of capsaicin in the weight management supplements market, curre.... "The results of this study clearly showed that capsaicin could inhibit the population growth and the induction of apoptosis [programmed cell death] in 3T3-L1...

Eating Spicy Food Daily Could Kill Cancer Cells

... cells. According to Bates, laboratory trials of capsaicin yielded a very promising result on human lung cancer cell and pancreatic cancer cells. JYT...

Tidbits on Tarantula bites and fiery Pepper sensations!

...hich cause pain.Venom from tarantula activated the capsaicin receptor a heat sensor on nerve cells. MST...

Spices Could Be Employed To Treat Certain Cancers

...ity Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. He said that capsaicin triggered the cancerous cells to die off and signi...so reported by the researchers in Los Angeles that capsaicin killed prostate tumor cells. Other studies have shown that turmeric, a yellow spice which is an esse...

Campbell Decides To Boost Publicity about Prostate Cancer

...uggested that red chillies contained an ingredient capsaicin which can kill cancer cells. Guy's Hospital in London was opening the UK's most comprehensive prostate cancer treatment centre. Treatments available include keyhole and robotic surgery, brachytherapy and high intensity ultra-sound. A survey for P...

Peppers Kill Prostate Cancer Cells

...cells. The mice were treated to 400 milligrams of capsaicin three times a week equivalent to three and eight f... Lehmann, who led the study. “When we noticed that capsaicin affected NF-kappa Beta, that was an indication that we might expect some of the apoptotic proteins t...

An effective pain killer

...ion experienced when eating chilli arises from the capsaicin in the chilli reacting with those pain receptors. But the problem with capsaicin is that it subsides pain receptors only after triggering them off. "Capsaicin initially causes pain,...

Capsaicin patches help reduce post-shingles pain

...n in a study patients with post-shingles pain that capsaicin acts onpain-responsive pain fibers. In the study, participants were treated with thecapsaicin patch showed 33 per cent reduction in pain compared to four per centof those who were given a placebo....

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