Chili pepper is shown to be a natural remedy for excess weight. According to Purdue University in Indianapolis, this is due to capsaicin, one of the alkaloids which is responsible for the spicy taste of chili peppers. This natural chemical compound may appease the appetite, and reduce the desire to eat sweet or salty food. In addition to its culinary properties, largely appreciated by chefs and food lovers, the chili pepper is therefore also capable of controlling appetite, helping to avoid binge eating or counterproductive eating in between meals.
There are even more beneficial qualities of this well-known plant.
One study, published in the bimonthly medical journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, has shown that chili pepper has a soothing effect on stomachaches, in particular those caused by stress.
Physical and mental fatigue may be also reduced by undertaking horticulture activities, that is by devoting part of your free time to chili pepper cultivation at home. It is a plant that is easy to find and grow: you just have to put it in a pot in your balcony and to water it every day. You can then have a natural ingredient, grown at home, for seasoning your various dishes.
In the field of horticultural therapy, it is important to point out that the intense red color of the chili pepper is visually pleasurable; color therapy claims that it brings vivacity and cheerfulness.