Capsicum, or pepper, is a fruit that is a member of the nightshade family of plants.  The word capsicum stems from the Latin word “box” and pepper refers to heat. Capsicum health benefits are many, owing primarily to their legendary heat properties, but also high nutrient content.

The capsicum plants are used for both food and medicinal purposes. These health benefits include reducing pain, improving mood, improving heart health, and potentially reducing cancer and Alzheimer’s risk.

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