Capsicum Annuum

Cayenne Pepper, Capiscum, Capsic, Capsic., Capsicum

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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Capsicum Annuum may help, unprocessed Capsicum Annuum may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Capsicum Annuum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL - Capsicum Annuum


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.

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  MODALITIES ETC - Capsicum Annuum


BETTER, while eating, from heat. WORSE, open air, uncovering, drafts.

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Capsicum Annuum


Compare: Pulsatilla Pulsat.; Lycopodium Lycop.; Belladonna Bell.; Centaurea N/A (surging of blood; homesickness; intermittent fever).


Antidote: Cina Cina; Caladium Seguinum Calad.

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  MIND - Capsicum Annuum


Excessive peevishness

Homesickness, with sleeplessness and disposition to suicide

Wants to be let alone

Peppery disposition

Delirium tremens.

Excitement; ailments from emotional excitement

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability; during chill

sensitive, oversensitive; to noise; during chill

Home-sickness (see desires home)

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

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  HEAD - Capsicum Annuum

Hot face

Red cheeks

Face red, though cold ( Asafetida.)


Bursting headache; worse, coughing

Pain, headache; on coughing

in forehead

bursting; on coughing

sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; while walking

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  EARS - Capsicum Annuum


Burning and stinging in ears

Swelling and pain behind ears

inflammation of mastoid

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

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

skull, above ear

Pain; soreness; behind

Swelling; behind


Too sensitive; during chill

during heat

to noises; while perspiring

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  FACE - Capsicum Annuum


Skin; discoloration; red

discoloration; red; without fever

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  NOSE - Capsicum Annuum


Discharge from nose; thick and sticky, tough; from behind nostrils

behind nostrils (see catarrh)


Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked

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  MOUTH - Capsicum Annuum


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

Fetid odor from mouth.

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



Saliva; mucus, slime; thick and sticky


Disagreeable smell from mouth

Taste; putrid

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  THROAT - Capsicum Annuum


Hot feeling in fauces

Subacute inflammation of Eustachian tube with great pain

Pain and dryness in throat extending to the ears

Sore throat of smokers and drinkers

Smarting in; constriction

Burning constriction worse between acts of deglutition

Inflamed uvula and palate; swollen and relaxed.

Discoloration; redness



on coughing

when not swallowing



Voice; hoarseness

hoarseness; overuse of the voice

hoarseness; from talking

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  CHEST - Capsicum Annuum


Constriction of chest; arrests breathing


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

Dry, hacking cough, expelling an offensive breath from lungs


Feels as if chest and head would fly to pieces

Explosive cough

Threatening gangrene of lung

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


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  COUGH - Capsicum Annuum



From emotions; nervous

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  SKIN - Capsicum Annuum


Itching; scratching

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  BACK AND NECK - Capsicum Annuum



dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades

Pain; when beginning to move

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  ABDOMEN - Capsicum Annuum


Stomach; Burning in tip of tongue

Atonic dyspepsia

Intense craving for stimulants

Much thirst; but drinking causes shuddering.

Pain; burning


Bladder; pain; aching

pain; burning

retention of urine (see urination delayed); after exertion

urge to urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

Stomach; coldness

coldness; icy

desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks

thirst; during chill

thirst; after stool


Much flatulence, especially in debilitated subjects


Vomiting, sinking at pit of stomach

Stomach; vomiting; morning

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Capsicum Annuum


Diarrhoea; in cold air; drafts


Pain; burning; during diarrhoea

burning; in dysentery

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; with pain in bladder

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during dysentery


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)

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  GENITALS ETC - Capsicum Annuum


Strangury, frequent, almost ineffectual urging

Burning in orifice

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

Ectropion of meatus.


Male; erections; painful (see urethra)

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); painful during erection

discharge; like cream


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


Lathyrus.) Uterine hemorrhage near the menopause, with nausea


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

Female; Climacteric disturbances with burning of tip of tongue

Sticking sensation in left ovarian region.

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Capsicum Annuum

Extremities, limbs

Pain from hips to feet

Sciatica, worse bending backward; Worse, coughing

Tensive pain in the knee.

Cracking noise in joints

Pain; joints; paralytic

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  FEVER AND CHILL - Capsicum Annuum

Fever and chill

Coldness, with ill-humor

Shivering after drinking

Chill begins in back; better, heat

Must have something hot to back

Thirst before chill.

Open air

exercise in open air

On going into the cold air

From the least draft of air

Beginning in particular area; back

back; between the shoulder blades


During movement

Periodic, recurring; recurring every third day

With perspiration; after chill

With fever, but chill predominating

Shaking, shivering, rigors; on drinking

Warmth; external warmth

In warmth; in warm weather

Shivering from drinking cold water

Hectic fever


Perspiration with heat

With shivering; from drinking

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat

chill then sweat, without intervening heat

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  GENERALITIES - Capsicum Annuum

Sleep and dreams

Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight

night; from homesickness





Change of position

Flabby feeling

Lack of irritability

Lying down; lying down

Movement; at beginning of movement

of affected part

continued movement


Pain; tearing; downward

Lack of reaction

Relaxation of muscles

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

While sitting

On first sitting down

Swelling; puffy

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


Walking; beginning of walk