I always add some peppers to my food for that extra spice that makes your mouth burn for a while. Its quite pleasing and also clears up your stuffy nose pretty well. Turns out that the peppers do more than that!
University of Buffalo Scientists have found that capsaicin, what gives peppers the fiery flavor, can relieve joint pain. They noted that the compound can cause your nerve-ending receptors to sense pain and heat better.
“The receptor acts like a gate to the neurons. When stimulated it opens, letting outside calcium enter the cells until the receptor shuts down, a process called desensitization,” study leader Feng Qin
The scientists are working closely to work with the compound to have a solution that works without irratation. Cheers to seeing this in action one day!