Re: Medical question concerning peppers...
As stated above, capsaicin from peppers is a very good thing. Not only is it good for teh prostate but it is made into a cream and used for pain management. I use it on a regular bases for my back and legs. I have a crushed spine r0om a motercycle wreck sone 17 years ago. I started oiut using capsaicin cream in a .01% solution from the advice of my doctors at the VA. I am now up to a .025% solution cream. It has helped deaden the nerve endings to some degree in my back and my legs. NOTE, watch what part of legs used one, if it bends or flesh meets flesh, stay away from those areas. Like liquid heat if you knwo what I mean. Now back to the Peppers, they are doing research every day on capsaicin and are finding that is is good for many painful ailments. It does slow or even stop the contraction of some types of cancers, has actually helped in some ulcers, great as a muscle rub as I stated, and it boosts the metabolism in many people. OIt also does have the affect you mentioned, you do build up a tolerence to it and can eat even hotter food with a steady diet of it. I bet you ahve not hurt your body one bit by eating hot peppers. ONLY draw back is to people who are nbot used to eating hot foods and eat a very hot pepper to "see" how it tastes, they can actually do harm to their tasts buds of the tongue.
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