Capsicum or Chili is a long-living herbaceous plant originally from the tropical areas in South America.
Now, it is widely cultivated in most tropical areas of the world. Capsicum is used as a stomachic, a carminative, and as a digestive when there is a small amount of gastric juice. It is also used as an expectorant, an anti-emetic, and as a perspirant. In traditional medicine, Capsicum mixed with Myrrh will have highly antiseptic property and used as a rubefacient for relieving of muscle pain. In cosmetics, the Capsicum extract is used as an anticellulite for reducing the fatty substance around the abdominal area and as a hair tonic for hair follicle. The active ingredients in capsicum are capsicin, cryptoxanthin, capsorubin, and carotenoids.