Anyhow, every time I work with the Super Chilies, I wind up with a bloody nose. I have not had a bloody nose in, like, ever, so this and the fact that I am still taking the blood-thinning medication prescribed after last summer's blood clot made me curious.
I googled "chili powder bloody nose" this morning. I learned that the active ingredient in hot peppers (capiscum) is used to treat the following ailments (data obtained from [url=https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-945-CAPSICUM.aspx?activeIngredientId=945&activeIngredientName=CAPSICUM]WebMD[/url]):
- upset stomach
excessive blood clotting
preventing heart disease
relief of toothache, seasickness, alcoholism, malaria, and fever
difficulty in swallowing
applied to the skin for pain caused by shingles, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
topically for nerve pain (neuropathy) associated with diabetes and HIV, other types of nerve pain (neuralgia), and back pain
used on the skin to relieve muscle spasms
a gargle for laryngitis
inside the nose to treat hay fever, migraine headache, cluster headache, and sinus infections (sinusitis).
currently being studied as a drug for migraine, osteoarthritis, and other painful conditions.