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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2023)

Capsicum: A potential source of capsaicinoids with broad-spectrum ethno pharmacological applications

Author(s):
Bharath NS, Raghunatha Reddy RL, Dhananjaya BN, Manjunatha Reddy TB, Premalatha BR and Lakshman Reddy BS
Abstract:
Chili peppers are the major source of nature capsaicinoids, which consist of capsaicin, dihydrocapsaicin, nordihydrocapsaicin, homodihydrocapsaicin and homocapsaicin, etc. Capsaicinoids are found to exert multiple pharmacological and physiological effects including the activities of analgesia, anticancer, anti-inflammation, antioxidant and anti-obesity. Therefore, capsaicinoids may have the potential value in clinic for pain relief, cancer prevention. In addition, capsaicinoids also display the benefits on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal system. The present article reviews the scientific literature on above aspects with particular emphasis on identifying the key regional issues which need to be addressed urgently by the policy makers in order to harness its potential as an important source of capsaicinoids. Further, an attempt has been made to collate the potential of capsaicinoids in various ethno pharmacological applications such as, body temperature regulation, anti-obesity treatments and as antioxidant and antimicrobial agent. We anticipate that this literature analysis of traditional medicinal uses and experimental trials of capsicum using modern scientific approaches shall provide a basis for suggesting important areas where sincere research efforts are warranted to bridge the gap between traditional medicinal knowledge and modern biomedical knowledge.
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How to cite this article:
Bharath NS, Raghunatha Reddy RL, Dhananjaya BN, Manjunatha Reddy TB, Premalatha BR, Lakshman Reddy BS. Capsicum: A potential source of capsaicinoids with broad-spectrum ethno pharmacological applications. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(2):250-255. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2023.v12.i2d.18427

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