[TINCTURE] Capsicum

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A powerful herbal preparation containing pure capsicum resin with the addition of menthol and wintergreen oil. It is intended for topical use in back pain and arthritis, tendonitis and muscular inflammations. It is also intended to reduce pain and neuralgia in cases of herpes zoster.

Research supported actions for the Ingredients

Anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory, stimulating and warming.

Research supported indications for the Ingredients

Joint/tendon/muscle pain, lower back pain, sciatica, neuritis, neuralgia, herpes zoster.

Safety precautions

Do not apply to open wounds and sensitive areas of the body (face, eyes, mucous membranes). Using this preparation may cause local irritation and a sensation of heat and burning. It should preferably be applied wearing rubber gloves and hands should be washed well after each use of the preparation. Do not apply to children without professional supervision. If is better to avoid using this preparation during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Dosage and mode of administration

For topical application only once a day or as needed. On first use of the preparation only apply a thin layer over a small area. It is preferable to massage well into the skin to improve absorption.


50 ml


Cayenne Resin (Capsicum spp.)

Menthol (Mentha piperita)

Wintergreen Oil (Gaultheria procumbens)

In a natural herbal cream base

Studies and references

In a review of controlled studies, capsicum was noted as a pain alleviator for low back pain compared to the control. In studies where use was made of local external application of capsicum preparations, evidence was found which supports use in the treatment of back pain.

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