Health Benefits — hot sauce
Millions suffer peripheral pain and other troubling sensations from diseases as varied as diabetes, AIDS, shingles, and arthritis. Now a new review suggests that four out of 10 people could experience some pain relief from the cream of topical capsaicin, an active component of chili peppers.
Next time you feel a panic attack coming on, you may want to grab the nearest bottle of hot sauce or a chile pepper to ease your nerves. Research has shown that there is a direct link to capsaicin, the molecular compound found in chile peppers (the main ingredient in hot sauce) and the power it has to alleviate feelings of panic and unease.
When it comes to eating hot peppers and hot pepper products, the trick is part of the treat. That’s because capsaicin, the active ingredient in hot peppers that makes them so spicy hot, is actually playing a trick on your mind and body. After all, the pepper’s not really on fire, but your mind is probably telling you otherwise!