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Title: Capsicum
Additional Names: Cayenne Pepper
Literature References: The dried ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens L., Solanaceae, known commercially as African Chillies, or of Capsicum annuum L., var. conoides Irish, known as Tabasco Pepper or of Capsicum annuum var. longum Sendt, known as Louisiana Long Pepper, or of a hybrid between the Honka variety of Japanese Capsicum and the Old Louisiana Sport Capsicum known as Louisiana Sport Pepper (Fam. Solanaceae). Constit. Fixed oils; 0.1-1% capsaicin, capsanthin, q.q.v. Store in a cool place. Protect from light.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used externally as a counterirritant; internally as a carminative and stomachic.

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