Ghost chili peppers have great health, dietary and medicinal benefits.
This has been known to most of the world for hundreds of years, but is only now coming into its own in the “civilized” Western world.
The key ingredient in bhut jolokia peppers, Capsaicin is associated with curing many ailments and promoting good health. Capsaicin is found concentrated in the intestinal tract of the chili pepper.
Perhaps the greatest “hope” is to find a cure for cancer. Capsaicin is being clinically tested in cancer research that suggests it can kill prostate cancer cells, lung cancer cells, and inhibits further growth of leukemia cells.
Capsaicin is a major component in the “Master Cleanse” diet.
Capsaicin is also being studied for use in pain treatment for post-surgical pain. It is also used for pain relief for arthritis, migraines, backaches, muscle pain, strains, sprains, as well as usage in nasal sprays, for digestion problems, to lower blood pressure, control bleeding, flu treatment, an energy booster, and more!
Spicy. Hot. Pungent. Mild. There are countless ways to describe the flavors of hot peppers and countless ways to incorporate them into your diet. Whether you chop them for salsa, stuff them or pickle them, there are significant health benefits to eating hot peppers.
In addition to being chock-full of vitamin D, vitamin C, potassium, fiber and beta-carotene, research has linked eating hot peppers with reduced blood pressure and cholesterol. Chiles contain red and orange pigments called carotenoids that are believed to protect against cancer.
Hot peppers contain capsaicin, a compound that gives chiles their heat. While hot peppers aren’t a magic bullet for weight loss, capsaicin has been shown to boost metabolism while helping the body burn fat.
Ghost: Also known as Bhut Jolokia, this super-hot pepper was listed in the Guinness World Records from 2007 to 2011 as the hottest pepper in the world. The pepper, which ranges from green to orange and red, originated in India. It’s often used in fiery hot sauces and chili powder. Because of its extreme heat, eating it raw is not recommended.
Locally known as Raja Mirch in Nagaland, King Chilli is considered to be the king of all chillies owing to its extreme heat and distinct aroma.
One of the hottest chillis on the planet, it is famously known as Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Pepper and is certainly not for the faint hearted. Used across the north east in local dishes, these smoked chillis add a unique heat and aroma to your food.
It is known to have a lot of medicinal properties like fighting cancer cells, preventing heart disease and treating flu and respiratory problems.