Capsium Frutescens: Dahon ng Sili (Power Herb)

Friday, September 17, 2010


Capsicum Frutescens is found throughout the Philippines plated here and there about dwellings but also thoroughly established in open, waste places in settles areas.


Its fruit is a popular condiment. The leaves are used as vegetable; an excellent source of calcium and iron, a good source of phosphorus and vitamins A and B.


It is an important gastrointestinal deoxidant and also serves as a stimulant, digestive, rubefacient, stomachic, sialagogue, alterative, antispasmodic, febrifugue and depurative.


Nutritional Value Pungent principle, capsaicin; solanine; vitamin A and B; citric acid; palmitic acid; capsicin; oleoresin; volatile and fixed oils; pentosans, 8.28%; pectin, 3.2%.


Remedy for:


  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Circulation
  • Headaches
  • High Blood pressure
  • Inflammation
  • Intestinal Inflammation
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins

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