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Capsicum Annuum

Cayenne Pepper, Capiscum, Capsic, Capsic.

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HPUS label indication: Fever
Capsicum Annuum

Below are the strongest indications of Capsicum Annuum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Seems to suit especially persons of lax fiber, weak; diminished vital heat. A relaxed plethoric sluggish, cold remedy. Not much reactive force. Such persons are fat, indolent, opposed to physical exertion, averse to go outside of their routine, get homesick easily. General uncleanliness of body. Abstainers from accustomed alcoholics. It affects the mucous membranes, producing a sensation of Constriction. Inflammation of petrous bone. Burning pains and general chilliness. Older people who have exhausted their vitality, especially by mental work, and poor living; blear-eyed appearance; who do not react. Fear of slightest draft. Marked tendency to suppuration in every inflammatory process. Prostration and feeble digestion of alcoholics. Myalgia, aching and jerking of muscles.
BETTER, while eating, from heat. WORSE, open air, uncovering, drafts.
Antidote: Cina; Calad.
Compare: Pulsat.; Lycop.; Bell.; Centaurea (surging of blood; homesickness; intermittent fever).

    MIND (click for more)

Delirium tremens.
Homesickness, with sleeplessness and disposition to suicide
Excessive peevishness

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability; during chill
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive; to noise; during chill

Excitement; ailments from emotional excitement

Home-sickness (see desires home)

Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled

Peppery disposition

Wants to be let alone

    HEAD (click for more)

Bursting headache; worse, coughing

Face red, though cold ( Asafetida.)

Pain, headache; bursting; on coughing
Pain, headache; in forehead
Pain, headache; on coughing
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; while walking

Hot face

Red cheeks

    EAR (click for more)

Swelling and pain behind ears

Burning and stinging in ears

Bones threatening to decay; skull, above ear
Bones threatening to decay; the part of the skull sticking out slightly, behind the ear (mastoid process)

Pain; soreness; behind

Swelling; behind

inflammation of mastoid

tenderness over the petrous bone; extremely sore and tender to touch ( Onosmod.) Otorrhoea and mastoid disease before suppuration.

    HEARING (click for more)

Too sensitive; during chill
Too sensitive; during heat
Too sensitive; to noises; while perspiring

    NOSE (click for more)

Discharge from nose; behind nostrils (see catarrh)
Discharge from nose; thick and sticky, tough; from behind nostrils

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked

    FACE (click for more)

Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; without fever

    MOUTH (click for more)

Disagreeable smell from mouth

Fetid odor from mouth.

Herpes labialis ( Apply one drop of the mother tincture.) Stomatitis


Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive; during cough

Saliva; mucus, slime; thick and sticky

Taste; putrid

    THROAT (click for more)

Smarting in; constriction

Subacute inflammation of Eustachian tube with great pain

Hot feeling in fauces

Pain and dryness in throat extending to the ears

Sore throat of smokers and drinkers

Burning constriction worse between acts of deglutition

Inflamed uvula and palate; swollen and relaxed.

Discoloration; redness


Pain; burning
Pain; on coughing
Pain; pressing
Pain; when not swallowing

Voice; hoarseness
Voice; hoarseness; from talking
Voice; hoarseness; overuse of the voice

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Much thirst; but drinking causes shuddering.

Bladder; pain; aching
Bladder; pain; burning
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); after exertion
Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

Pain; burning
Pain; pulling

Stomach; coldness
Stomach; coldness; icy
Stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks
Stomach; thirst; after stool
Stomach; thirst; during chill
Stomach; vomiting; morning

Atonic dyspepsia

Intense craving for stimulants

Much flatulence, especially in debilitated subjects

Stomach; Burning in tip of tongue

Vomiting, sinking at pit of stomach

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea; in cold air; drafts


Pain; burning; during diarrhoea
Pain; burning; in dysentery
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during dysentery
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; with pain in bladder

    STOOL (click for more)

Bloody mucus, with burning and tenesmus; drawing pain in back after stool

Thirsty after stool, with shivering

bleeding piles, with soreness of anus

Stinging pain during stool.



Mucous, slimy

Small (see long and narrow)

    URINE (click for more)

Comes first in drops, then in spurts; neck of bladder spasmodically contracted

Burning in orifice

Ectropion of meatus.

Strangury, frequent, almost ineffectual urging

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Climacteric disturbances with burning of tip of tongue

Male; erections; painful (see urethra)

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; like cream
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); painful during erection

Gonorrhoea, with chordee, excessive burning, pain in prostate.

Lathyrus.) Uterine hemorrhage near the menopause, with nausea

Male; Coldness of scrotum, with impotency, atrophied testicles, loss of sensibility in testicles, with softening and dwindling

Sticking sensation in left ovarian region.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Constriction of chest; arrests breathing

Pain in distant parts on coughing - bladder, legs, ears, etc.

Dry, hacking cough, expelling an offensive breath from lungs


Explosive cough

Feels as if chest and head would fly to pieces


Pain at apex of heart or in rib region, worse touch


Threatening gangrene of lung

    COUGH (click for more)


From emotions; nervous

    BACK (click for more)

Coldness; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades

Pain; when beginning to move

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Tensive pain in the knee.

Cracking noise in joints

Pain; joints; paralytic

Pain from hips to feet

Sciatica, worse bending backward; Worse, coughing

    SLEEP (click for more)

Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from homesickness

    CHILL (click for more)

Beginning in particular area; back
Beginning in particular area; back; between the shoulder blades


During movement

From the least draft of air

In warmth; in warm weather

On going into the cold air

Open air
Open air; exercise in open air

Periodic, recurring; recurring every third day

Shaking, shivering, rigors; on drinking

Warmth; external warmth

With fever, but chill predominating

With perspiration; after chill

    FEVER (click for more)

Chill begins in back; better, heat

Shivering after drinking

Coldness, with ill-humor

Hectic fever


Perspiration with heat

Shivering from drinking cold water

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, without intervening heat

With shivering; from drinking

Must have something hot to back

Thirst before chill.

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)


    SKIN (click for more)

Itching; scratching

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Change of position


Flabby feeling

Lack of irritability

Lack of reaction

Lying down; lying down

Movement; at beginning of movement
Movement; continued movement
Movement; of affected part


On first sitting down

Pain; tearing; downward

Relaxation of muscles

Swelling; puffy

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general


Walking; beginning of walk

While sitting
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.