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Are hot chilli peppers good for you?

In a nutshell

Chilli peppers contain capsaicin, for which there are specific receptors in nerves which not only transmit pain, but also initiate neuroendocrine responses.

Chilli has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and anti-cancer actions. In the gut it is generally more protective than it is irritant. Capsaicin is also used as a ‘local anaesthetic’ for neuropathic pain.

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