Capsaicin is an ingredient that is found in chili peppers. It is currently being studied by scientists who believe that it will revolutionize the way we treat the pain. After major surgery, capsaicin can provide numbing and non-narcotic effects in the body.
It may sound strange and horrible to pour hot sauce on wounds, but scientists in Europe and the United States are doing this very thing. They say that chili peppers may hold the key ingredient needed after major surgery.
Chili peppers have been used for centuries as a topical painkiller. Capsaicin creams in tubes and bottles are available at drugstores. Capsaicin can also provide relief in itching. It is also used in ailments, such as pain in muscles, nerve pain, osteoarthritis, diabetic pain, neurotherapy, phantom limbs pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, post-surgical neuropathic pain and rheumatoid arthritis.