Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Review Article

Fundam Appl Agric. 2017; 2(2): 227-232


Nutritional Benefits and Pharmaceutical Potentialities of Chili: A Review

Swapan Chakrabarty; A K M Mominul Islam; A K M Aminul Islam.

Abstract
Chili (Capsicum spp.) is used in almost every cuisine as spices for its pungency, color and flavor. Both green and red chilies are used for preparing different palatable item such as chili chicken, chili paneer, chili sauce, chili jam etc. The plethora of nutritional and medicinal quality gives it an extra importance. Chili contains high amount of vitamin C and other vitamin such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, folate, potassium, thiamin, iron, copper etc. Capsaicin is the main bioactive compound in chili which is responsible for its pungent taste and various health benefits. Capsaicin has diverse uses in pharmaceuticals that are attributed to relief of pain, anti-arthritic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-rhinitis, and analgesic properties. It has also prominent role as an immunity booster for the management of cardiovascular diseases, type-2 diabetes, obesity and stops the spread of prostate cancer. The consumption of chili is reported to be related with reduced death of human being. Therefore, chili may be the beneficial component of daily diet.

Key words: Bioactive;Capsaicin;Anti-arthritic;Anti-inflammatory;Cardio-vascular;Obesity;Diabetes



Share this Article


Advertisement
American Journal of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Article Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Suggest a Journal
Publisher Login
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons