Cayene Peeper Research Paper

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For centuries cayenne peeper has been used for internal and external remedies. Cayenne belongs to the family of capsicum; it is a native herb to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and some parts of South America. It is well sought after fruit and known for its medical benefits, such as lowering cardio vascular disease, menopausal related problems, arthritis, but more importantly its analgesic properties. The active compound found and extracted from cayenne pepper is 8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide also known as capsaicin. Traditionally, cayenne peeper was used, as a spice to flavor dishes and it wasn’t until the 1800’s that a French scientist by the name of Christian Friedrich Bucholz originally extracted a non-pure form to study the…show more content…
In a non-menopausal female the normal cycle involves a release of an ovum from her ovaries, which are regulated by specific hormones FSH, LH, and progesterone.2 These hormones are primarily involved with regulating the monthly menstruation cycle in women and maintaining a homeostasis throughout a women’s life, until the age of menopause. During the transition into menopause several unpleasant symptoms are experienced for example, hot flashes, mood swings, cancer, and a slower metabolism. These symptoms are generally treated with modern medicine but there are also herbal approaches. Capsaicin has a wide range of therapeutic affects and it is believed under the homeopathic medicine law of similar, symptoms will subside if you approach them with the same response they elicit. The mechanism of action is unclear but research studies have demonstrated decrease levels of hot flashes when incorporating cayenne pepper into a diet.3 Cancer is also prevalent among menopausal women and a recent study suggests the way capsaicin works in cancer is through its TPVR1 receptor and epidermal growth factor receptor interaction. TPVR1 down regulates epidermal growth factor receptors, which have shown a decrease in skin
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