• flatulent dyspepsia
- abdominal distension
• neuralgias (topically)
- peripheral neuropathy
- migraines (topically)
- cluster headaches (topically)
• rheumatic conditions
- rheumatoid arthritis
• poor circulation
- Raynaud's syndrome
• thins mucous in conditions with lung or sinus congestion
• sluggish metabolism
• Phenolic-alkylamides (Capsaicinoid)
• Volatile oils
• Tincture (1:5 in 25% EtOH): 0.25-1 ml tid
• Infusion: 0.5-1 tsp in cup of boiling water and take 1 tbsp of the mixture
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 25% EtOH): 1-3 ml tid
• Creams (0.02-0.05%): as needed
Caution: Avoid contact with exposed and/or sensitive tissues.
Side effects: May cause GI irritation in sensitive individuals. May aggravate GERD. May aggravate dry cough.
ACE inhibitors - may cause dry cough.
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