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The anti-depressive effects of the chili pepper

The anti-depressive effects of the chili pepper

Research has found that chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) possesses anti-depressive properties, which makes it a promising treatment for depression. The study, published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, aimed to determine the antidepressant potential of methanol fruit extract of chili pepper in mice. Researchers from Kaduna State University in Nigeria used three tests: Force Swim Test (FST), […]

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Compounds in chili, ginger found to slash risk of lung cancer

Eating a meal containing both chili peppers and ginger may help prevent cancer, according to a study published in theJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Researchers have long been divided over the cancer-fighting potential of capsaicin, the chemical that gives chili peppers their “burn.” Some studies have suggested that diets high in capsaicin might be […]