Chilli (Green Chillies-Red Chillies-Capsicum…):
(V- P+ K-, V+P++ in excess) It is Bitter and Pungent in taste. ‘Virya’ is Heating. ‘Vipaka’ is Pungent. It is Light, Dry, Hot and Sharp. Its Pungent character is due presence of Capsaicinoids. Good in very mild quantities, excess will harm the mucous lining of your stomach and intestines!
Bio-Chemically, it is rich source of Vitamin A (Especially, Red Ones!) & C. It is Rich in Flavonoids, which Regulate Chemical-Physiological processes in The Body. Also, Chillies are Good Source for Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Manganese! Chilies are a rich source of various B-Complex Vitamins like B-1, B-2, B-6…
Medicinally, it acts as a pain killer in arthritis and joint pains. They have natural antibiotic properties, stimulate mucosa of stomach. They aid in digestion and stimulates metabolism. The Alkaloid ‘Capsaicin’, found in chillies is, along with above mentioned benefits, also Anti-Carcinogenic and Ant-Diabetic.
- In excess may cause Irritation in Mucous Linings of The Body,
- To be avoided in Pitta Aggravated conditions (May aggravate GERD).
- The Anti-Dote would be things like Butter-Milk, Pure Desi Cow Ghee etc.
- Please Note: Large percentage of ailments (Liver-Kidney-Acidity-Hair-fall….) we face in Pitta Portion of our Life (15-16 to 50-55 Years) are due aggravation of Pitta only. As such one much avoid consumption of chillies in excess. Now, if you do relish chillies! Even though you might be suffering from various ailments, stuff like Colloidal Silver (Pathogen Killer & Potency Cooling) & Baking Soda (Potency Hot but Great Alkaliser) would play a very big role in your life.