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Chili (Capsicum annuum var.)



Promotes blood circulation, relieves pain, anti-inflammatory, stimulates metabolism

Areas of application:

Stimulate deep tissue layers and blood circulation, rheumatism, muscle pain, sore muscles, muscle bruises, strains, muscle cramps, tendonitis, stiff neck, shoulder tension, pain

Plant parts used:

Fruits (berries)

Collection time:

from August

To find:

In gardens or in shops.


Alkaloid capsaicin (spicy substance), dyes, essential oils, minerals, flavonoids, vitamins A, C, E


☕ Ayurveda tea: Boil 1 teaspoon of Yogi tea mixture (see below in the blog) in 1 liter of water for about 20 minutes. Then grate some ginger and add 1/4 liter of milk. Now heat briefly again and now stir in 1 pinch of powdered chili. Filter the tea through a filter. If you want, you can season with honey. Drink in bed, tightly covered, and wait until you break out in a sweat. - Helps with colds

You can make an ointment from chili powder or make compresses with a chili plaster (like the ABC plaster from the pharmacy), this temporarily relieves the pain. After the first shock, the nerve endings react with a reduced transmission of pain, but the treated part of the body warms up.

Chili is also used in the kitchen, as a spice in sauces, Mexican dishes and anywhere you want it spicy.

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