natives, accustomed to peppers, crunched them with full teeth.
Scientific name: Capsicum frutescens
Red chili pepper, fruit of a hardy perennial, has a characteristic:
the smaller it is, the more it is prickly.
Originating in the Andes, the pepper was acclimatized to the
Antilles. It is there that Christopher Columbus discovered it,
pushing on a shrub with the paces of rose tree, at the time of its
second voyage in America.
Dried chilies are often ground to powders. The natives, accustomed
to peppers, crunched them with full teeth like ordinary fruits. When
the poor conquistador naively had to imitate them he lived a
Spanish and Portuguese were not long however in adopting this
impetuous condiment, and then to make it known in Europe and
It is present on most kitchen shelves.
Left on the ground for maturity; the Red chili pepper is then dried
to the sun.
Capsaicin is a safe and effective topical analgesic agent in the
management of arthritis pain, herpes zoster-related pain, diabetic
neuropathy, post-mastectomy pain, and headaches.