Zeenews BureauChili pepper or chilli is a member of the nightshade family that has its origin in the Americas. This fiery spice not only adds heat to our food but has surprising health benefits too.Good for heart: Vitamins A and C along with bioflavinoids strengthen blood vessels, making them elastic and better able to adjust to blood pressure fluctuations. It also lowers cholesterol, and to reduce the amount of fibrin in the blood.Relieves pain and reduces inflammation: Capsaicin, which is the main component in chili pepper, inhibits Substance P, which is associated with inflammatory processes, and provides pain relief for migraine and sinus headaches. It also stimulates the release of endorphins that are natural pain killers.
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