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Scientific Name: Capsicum species

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Capsicum species
Capsicum species
Capsicum species


  • Annual in frost areas
  • Compact dwarf cultivar with upright-pointing fruit

Culinary Uses

  • Use ripe/ unripe /fresh /dried, as a vegetable /raw/ cooked or stuffed
  • Add to vegetables, pickles, chutney, meat, salad, sandwiches, stews, curies,
  • marinades, stir-fries and eggs
  • Food preservative

Parts Used

  • Fruit

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Stimulate appetite
  • Cool the body in hot climates
  • Tonic and antiseptics
  • Stimulates the circulatory (varicose and poor circulation)
  • Gastrointestinal detoxifier
  • Externally: poultice for sprains, arthritis, unbroken chilblains, neuralgia, lumbago and pleurishy
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