Capsicum annuum is a plant remedy, from the Solanaceae family. It is commonly known as Cayenne or red pepper. It is prepared from the ripe pods and seeds of the plant. The tincture of Capsicum annuum is a mixture of 20 grains of powder of pods and 400 drops of alcohol.
Capsicum is suited for people who have a tendency to get fat and have sluggish behavior. A patient has burning and smarting pain in the throat and other parts of the body, like the feeling after eating a hot pepper.
Capsicum annuum is a remedy for old drunkards and old people who are exhausted by mental work and physical work, living in poor unhygienic conditions.
It affects mucus membranes, joints, and bones. It helps during the inflammation process and deep abscess condition. It acts predominantly on the left side of the body. Most complaints are aggravated by cold air and ameliorated with constant motion.
Capsicum annuum has characteristic burning pain. The patient experiences violent pain anywhere in the body like now here and now there.
Capsicum Annuum Personality/Constitution:
Capsicum annuum person is sluggish in action speaks less and is absorbed in himself. They easily become angry at the faults of others, after 3-4 hours of the incident also.
Capsicum annuum is suitable for homesickness, sleeplessness, and suicidal disposition person. He gets easily irritable and wants to sit alone. It is suitable for a person who does not like exercise and tends to gain weight.
Children easily get frightened. They cry all the time when away from home. They are moody, laughing alternates with crying.
It has a characteristic disposition: taking everything in a bad part, getting easily irritable, to jest, and getting angry easily at least trifles.
Capsicum Annuum Uses:
This article will cover from head to toe all the organs of the body. And wherever symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
It is suitable for peevish, angry, and irritable behavior. A patient complains of red cheek and sleeplessness after fever and strong emotions like anger.
Children are cranky, clumsy, and obstinate. Children become angry and irritable with red cheeks and sleeplessness.
The patient easily feels homesick and has a disposition to suicide. Capsicum annuum person likes to sit alone and easily get offended by other’s faults.
It is useful for sleeplessness from emotions and homesickness or cough. The patient feels restless during sleep because of dreams, sleeplessness after midnight, and yawns by day.
It is a great remedy for delirium tremens. It is useful to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms like headache, feeling depressed and wanting to do nothing for a whole day, and trembling in legs with weakness.
Capsicum annuum is useful for bursting throbbing headaches associated with coughing. Patients grasp the head while coughing and cry out because of pain.
A patient complains of a stinking headache, and throbbing pain at the root of the nose that radiates through the eyes and over the ear. Patient states constrictive feeling on the lateral side of the head. He feels that his head is enlarged and too full.
It has great help for semi-lateral headaches associated with cough.
Capsicum annuum helps for eye infections. A patient complains of redness or eyes with burning pain and lacrimation. Eye complaints are associated with a respiratory infection like a cough.
Sometimes patient states objects appear black and dimness of vision.
Capsicum annuum is a great remedy for chronic suppuration of ears with bursting headache and chilliness. It is useful for inflammation of the mastoid with the tenderness of the petrous bone, swelling, and pain behind the ear.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for subacute inflammation of the Eustachian tube with great pain, hot ears, and ear pain with deafness.
It is effective for middle ear suppuration and perforation of the eardrum, associated with the discharge of yellow pus.
It is suitable for acute infection of an ear; ear pain, redness of the ear, and deafness associated with cough and coryza.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for influenza symptoms like violent sneezing, discharge of thin mucus with burning, tingling, and roughness in nostrils.
A patient complains of a nosebleed in the morning. The patient feels the tip of the nose is hot, red with cold. The patient states diminished smell.
Capsicum annuum is useful for stomatitis. A patient has vesicles or flat painful eruption on the tongue and gums associated with an offensive smell from the mouth.
A patient complains of a flat, sour taste in the mouth followed by heartburn. On observation, the base of the tongue appears green.
Capsicum annuum is suited for a hot face with redness on the cheeks. It is useful for Herpes labialis: lips swollen, cracked, and burning pain.
A patient complains of facial bone pain which is aggravated by external touch.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for diphtheria, inflammation of the throat, throat infection, and tonsilitis.
A patient complains of excessive burning, spasmodic constriction, chilliness, and dryness in the throat. The patient feels pain while swallowing food or during cough. A patient has an ulcer and swelling over the palate and uvula.
Capsicum annuum is useful for tonsilitis: dark red swelling of tonsils, burning, smarting pain with intense soreness and constriction of the throat.
It is suited for sore throat of smokers and drinkers as well as for sore throat after a cold.
It acts best for hoarseness in singers, preachers, and public speakers. A patient complains of dryness, crawling, tickling in the larynx, and trachea with a dry cough. Complaints aggravate in the evening, after lying in bed.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for acute exacerbation of chronic asthma and lung inflammation.
A patient complains of a dry hacking cough with dyspnea. They complain about expelling offensive breath from the lungs.
It is useful for explosive cough with constriction of the chest region. The patient feels as if his chest and head would burst into pieces due to the cough. The patient feels pain in different parts of the body like the legs, chest, and head.
Capsicum annuum is suitable for asthmatic cough associated with redness of the face, rales in the chest, and successful raises of phlegm that relieves asthma. Cough ameliorated after drinking cold water.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for an intermittent pulse, pain at the apex of the heart and in the rib region which is aggravated by touch.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for acidity, heartburn associated with headache and vomiting as well as loose motion.
It is useful for dyspepsia, flatulence after eating vegetables in weak subjects, and craving for pungent food, pepper, and spicy food. A patient complains of burning in the stomach after eating food associated with nausea, vomiting, and headache.
Capsicum annuum is useful for dysentery, and loose motion. The patient states that increased thirst after stool alternates with loss of thirst. A patient has swelling of the pit of the stomach and drinking a drink causes shuddering. Whisky drinkers desire pepper and crave more stimulants.
Stomach complaints have a characteristic appetite; the patient complains of an unnatural appetite but aversion to food. He craves coffee or any other stimulants.
A patient has eructation like fumes of capsicum.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for abdominal colic and distention of the abdomen. The patient passes mucus stool, sometimes mix with black stool.
It is useful for flatulent colic and tensive pain in the abdomen that radiates to the chest region. The patient feels suffocation like the abdomen would burst into pieces with abdominal distention.
A patient complains of tension in the epigastric region, a pit of the stomach, and navel which aggravates after motion.
Capsicum annuum is useful for diarrhea and bleeding piles. A patient complains of stinging, burning pain in the anus region and passes little stool.
The patient states burning, and itching are associated with hemorrhoids which cause pain in the rectum and lower back region.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for diarrhea, patient passes small stool mix with mucus. The patient feels thirsty and chill after every stool. Along with diarrhea patient has burning and stinging pain in the anal region.
Capsicum annuum is beneficial for urinary infections and gonorrhea. A patient complains of burning, biting pain at the tip of the urethra; before, after, and during urination.
The urine comes in drops at first then passes with spurts associated with constriction at the neck of the bladder. Sometimes thick, white, creamy discharge passes from the urethra. Drinking aggravates urination and diarrhea.
Capsicum annuum is suited for the coldness of the scrotum, impotency, atrophied testis, and loss of sensibility in testicles.
It cures gonorrhea condition; thick milky discharge from the urethra, excessive burning pain in the prostate, swelling of the prepuce, and cramps in the testes after emission.
A patient complains of the coldness of the scrotum in the morning on waking.
Capsicum annuum is the best remedy for climacteric changes in females. The woman complains of uterine hemorrhage and nausea near menopause. She has sticking pain in the left ovarian region.
The patient feels climacteric disturbances with burning at the tip of the tongue.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for drawing and tearing pain arms. Especially radiating drawing pain from shoulder to arm region.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for caries of the right hip and atrophy of the left leg associated with tearing pain.
It is a good remedy for sciatica which aggravates cough and bending backward; shooting and tearing pain radiates from the hip to the feet region.
A patient complains of tensive pain in the knee and stiffness in joints which are painful on beginning to move. The patient feels his legs are paralyzed and sensations as if parts would go to sleep.
Capsicum annuum is useful for drawing tearing pain in the lower back, and lumbar region after stool during diarrhea and piles.
The patient feels as if cold water is dropping down from the back associated with drawing pain along the spine region.
Capsicum is indicated for cervical glands swelling with neck pain, specifically on the right side of the neck.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for the herpetic eruption on the forehead and face. A patient complains of burning and itching of the skin which is worsened with scratching.
A patient has bloated and flabby skin. Patient states stinging burning pain with eruption on the scalp, face, and chest region.
Capsicum annuum is indicated for fever with chills, Influenza fever, and malaria fever after an overdose of quinine.
It is useful for fever with predominant chilliness. Strong emotional disturbances and homesickness are causative factors for fever. A patient complains of shivering after drinking water with great thirst. The patient states that the chills begin between the shoulder blades and relieves after the application of heat pads on the back.
The patient feels the coldness of the affected part, sweats easily and coldness aggravates in the evening.
Capsicum annuum is useful for influenza fever; fever associated with violent sneezing and sore throat.
It is beneficial for the malaria fever stage; the liver and spleen are enlarged. Specially spleen is swollen, indurates, and sensitive to touch.
Capsicum Annuum Modalities:
Modalities are the factors that increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
Capsicum annuum symptoms are worse after a slight draft of air, cold air, or water, uncovering during sleep, after bathing, and in dampness.
The patient states throat complaints and urination increased after drinking water, and after eating food.
Fever and cough complaints are aggravated in the evening. Body ache, headache, and joint pains are worse when beginning to move.
Burning and pungent pains are aggravated after drinking and applying cold water. Some headache aggravates after rest.
Capsicum annuum symptoms are ameliorated after the application of heat. Patients state they sleep well after applying hot bottles to their back.
Capsicum annuum patient feels better by continued motion and while eating.
Relationship with Other Medicine Uses:
Complementary medicines help each other to complete the cure of a patient. Sometimes complementary medicines are necessary to treat acute conditions while curing chronic diseases.
Remedies that are complementary to Capsicum annuum are Belladonna, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, and Silicea. Some other remedies can be useful such as Bryonia alba, Calcarea, Merc, Nux vomica, Rhus tox, and Sulphur.
Sometimes Capsicum Annuum produces unwanted symptoms in patients while curing chronic or acute disease. In such cases, some remedies are useful to remove unwanted symptoms like:
The vapor of burning Sulphur, Caladium, Camphora, China, Cina, and Sulphuric acid.
Capsicum annuum helps to remove unwanted symptoms from other homeopathy remedies. It antidotes the following remedies:
Caladium, China, and Coffea.
Capsicum annuum antidotes effects of excessive alcohol, coffee, opium, and quinine.
Follows well by:
Capsicum annuum needs some remedies to complete its action during the treatment of acute and chronic conditions.
Capsicum annuum follows well by Belladonna, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, and Silicea.
Followed Well By:
Capsicum annuum is useful to complete the action of other remedies. Capsicum annum completes the cure for China and helps to antidote China’s unwanted reactions.
Capsicum Annuum Uses, Dosage, and Potency:
Dosage and potency explain how to administer the medicine and the strength of the remedy.
The dosage depends on symptoms severity, disease condition, and susceptibility of a patient. In chronic cases, you can give high potency once a week for 4 weeks or low potency once a time per day. You can repeat the dosage if a patient has severe pain and symptoms.
Capsicum annum is available in all potencies like mother tincture, lower potency 3C, 6C, 12C; 30C, 200C, and high potency like 1M. Potency depends on age, symptoms, and disease condition.
Capsicum Annuum 30 Uses:
Capsicum annuum 30 is useful for lung infections, fever with chills, cold nose, and cyanosis.
It is useful for physical symptoms like influenza symptoms, ear infections, and sciatica pain.
Administered Capsicum annuum 30, 4 globules three times a day for 3-4 days.
Capsicum Annuum 200 Uses:
Capsicum annuum 200 is useful for severe sciatica pain, fever with great chilliness, and respiratory infection. It acts well on tonsillitis.
If a patient has severe pain, you can give 4 globules of Capsicum annuum 200, 3-4 times a day for 2 days and slowly tapper the dose.
Capsicum Annuum 1M Uses:
Capsicum annuum 1M is useful for complaints that occur due to homesickness and emotional disturbances.
It is useful for climacteric changes and associated complaints.
Give 4 globules of Capsicum 1M, only one dose per day for 3 days or only a single dose per month depending on the severity of complaints.
Capsicum Annuum 3X/6X Uses:
Capsicum annuum 3X/6X is useful for skin complaints and sciatica pain. It is helpful for spine pain.
This potency is useful for old people’s complaints like weakness, wanting to lie down, and for an alcoholic person.
Give 4 globules 2-3 times a day for 15 days.
Capsicum Annuum mother tincture Uses:
Capsicum annuum mother tincture is beneficial internally and externally also.
A mixture of mother tincture of Capsicum annuum and glycerin is useful for chronic rheumatism and neuralgic pain. Apply the mixture 2 times a day externally on joints and muscles.
Capsicum mother tincture is indicated for delirium tremens internally. Give 5 drops of mother tincture two times a day for 15 days.
Capsicum Annuum side effects:
Capsicum annuum has no major side effects. Rarely a patient can feel chilliness with excessive burning pain.
Homeopathy remedies are prepared through potentization. During the process, the active principle of plants remains as it, but the unwanted properties of the capsicum plant reduced.
If a physician prescribes capsicum annuum in large doses or gives unnecessary repetition of doses, then some patients can face side effects.
Only in rare cases, homeopathy remedies show side effects.