Capsaicin is the substance that makes Red Chilies hot and this is currently being researched for a range of health benefits, including possible anticancer effects.
This hot spice can be used as remedy for quite a few problems with effective results.
Headache and Migraine – 7 dried Red Chilies are put in about 150 Grams of heated Ghee and fried till the Chillies turn blackish. The Ghee is then separated from the Red Chilies and stored in a bottle. This Ghee can be used to lightly massage the forehead and the area around the ears to experience relief from Headache and Migraine.
Scorpion Sting – 3 pinches Red Chili powder is mixed with a few drops of water to prepare a thick paste. This paste, if applied over the body part affected by the scorpion sting, gives relief and is said to reduce and remove the poison.
Throat irritation – Put 10 Rose flowers in 1 cup of water and boil it over simmering flame for 2 minutes. Strain the solution and add about 3 pinches of Red Chili powder. Use this solution for gargling when it is comfortably warm to get rid of throat irritation.
Arthritic pain – To derive the analgesic benefits of chili, add 1 inch long fresh ginger and 1 teaspoon of Red Chili powder in 1/2 cup of warm sesame seed oil and mix it thoroughly. Rub this oil gently on the affected body parts to heal the pain. Moreover, when dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, you can prepare a home medicine by putting 10 grams of chili pepper powder in a mixture of 60 ml of water and 75 ml of whisky, vodka or brandy. The mixture can be stored in a bottle and used whenever necessary.
Flatulence – To get rid of gas and flatulence, prepare a remedy by adding 1/2 teaspoon of Red Chili powder, a pinch of black salt and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seed powder to 1 glass of warm water. Stir it thoroughly till the ingredients mixes evenly with the water. Consume it when the symptoms occur.
Ring worm – Heat up 175 ml of mustard oil and then put 125 gms of Red Chilli in it. Fry it until the chillis turn blackish. Remove the vessel, let it cool, strain the oil and store it in a bottle. Apply this oil to the ring worm 2 to 3 times a day.