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Personal exposure: Capsicum is a naturally produced irritant that plants produce to protect themselves. It has been adopted to spice up foods by humans and is a desirable feature in many cultures. The degree of tolerance is based a little on personal biology, and a lot on exposure and culture. ...Read more
Capsicum: Capsicum is the pepper family, including chile peppers, bell peppers, banana peppers, etc. http://tinyurl.com/l2mfz24 they all contain varying concentrations of capsaicinoids which can have an analgesic effect when used topically. http://tinyurl.com/latflmu they also contain significant vitamin c and various other antioxidants. ...Read more
Yes : Unlikely to hurt or help, but sounds healthy. ...Read more
Have buldging disc annular tear L5 s1. Capsicum patch seems to help pain. Can I use these for an extended time. Like month?
I am 11 weeks pregnant. I've seen my baby's heartbeat. I have to be sprayed with oleoresin capsicum for my job tomorrow. Will this affect my baby?
Get a note : I am not aware of pepper spray causing any problems for a pregnant woman. That being said this just seems like a bad idea and not a nice thing to do to a pregnant woman and her first trimester. Get a note from your doctor excusing you from this until after the pregnancy is complete. I would imagine your employer would agree. ...Read more
Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?
Who knows?: Why would anyone have ever scientifically studied such a combination? Do so, as with all otc supplements, at your own risk. The only one that has been scientifically studied and has actual medical benefits without significant risks is the vitamin d. Calcium can't hurt. The rest are a waste of money and possibly health. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Sweat: It's the volatile sulfurous substances, including one called allicin, in garlic and onions that cause their odor to linger on for hours after we eat them. Mint and tumeric also contain volatile compounds that our bodies release through our sweat. These compounds are absorbed into our blood and our lungs after digestion, giving us not only bad body odor but bad breath as well. ...Read more
No: The are no downsides to curry unless you have a rare sensitivity to it. There are actually some studies that suggest curry and similar spices may have some cardio-protective effects. ...Read more
I eat vegetable curry daily (different types) every meal. Does this count towards my 5 a day and is this a healthy way of eating veggies ?
Depends: a serving of cooked veggies is one cup, a serving of raw veggies is 2 cups. potatoes do not count as veggies due to significant carbohydrates. Hopefully your vegetable curries don't have too many potatoes or too much sodium. by the way, a serving of fruit is half a cup. recommendation is 5 to 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day ...Read more