Chili Pepper  Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Capsicum annum

Source Location

Plant part used

Mexico, India 

Seeds

Extraction Method

Color

CO2 solvent

 

Consistency

Aroma Strength

Thick

Strong

Fragrance

Hot, chili-like, strong, pungent, spicy

Benefits/Uses/Systems

Respiratory health: colds, lungs; musculoskeletal health: muscle aches, arthritis, backache, rheumatism, sprains and strains; heart, kidneys, pancreas, stomach and spleen health

Blends Well With

Doesn't blend well with other oils; but sometimes works with peppermint and orange

Main Constituents

capsaicin, capsicina, capsanthin

Properties

analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, rubefacient, insect repellent, stimulant

Safety

Skin irritant. Wash hands after contact.