Bitter pepper
 Many grow it on the windowsill just for beauty. Both my grandmother too red hot peppers grown in pots.

Look at a low shrub with green leaves and red fruits especially nice in the winter, when the window is so little color. But caution is necessary - in any case, touching the peppers, not to touch the face, especially to the eyes.

Pepper is a recognized champion on the content of vitamin C. For the isolation of vitamin C from fruits pepper Hungarian scientist Albert Szent-Györgyi received the 1937 Nobel Prize.

Fruits of pepper except vitamin C also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, E, PP; trace elements: magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, aluminum, iodine, iron, zinc, phosphorus, as well as sugar, oil, capsaicin.

Pepper was domesticated natives living on the territory of modern Bolivia, more than 6,000 years ago. Locals called it pepper "aahs." He grows in his home country in the form of a bush.

In Europe, pepper was introduced by together with other spices on the ships of Christopher Columbus in 1493. In Russia, he was at the beginning of the XVII century and was originally used as a medicine.

On plantations in large numbers bitter peppers grown in West Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, California, Vietnam, Indonesia, India. Most pepper the world eat the Thai people. In Russia, the home fans grow it in flower pots. We know that the peppers are very fond of George Washington, he not only tried to eat a lot of pepper, but he grew its plantations.

Many nations from childhood accustomed to spicy cuisine and do not notice the pungency of pepper. But we arranged a little differently, so experts advise, if you eat too much food with a bitter dose of pepper and burning throat, and eyes were tears, you just drink half a glass of milk, beer, glass of orange juice go to eat a piece of black bread.

The peoples of the countries where the pepper grows, since ancient times used it Medicinal properties .

- Hot pepper cope with the microbes, helps to lose weight and not gain it back, slowing the aging process.

- For example, in Mexico, instead of nitroglycerin use red pepper. 1 teaspoon ground pepper pour 1 cup of hot water.

- Another interesting fact is that Mexicans drink tea pepper during heat waves, and the Eskimos in the cold ... And Mexicans argue that pepper enlightens the mind.

- Residents of India believe that, thanks to the red pepper poor people in their country who live in shacks or even in the open air, to maintain good health.

- Hot pepper prevents the development of cancer.

- Doctors recommend it for older people suffering from atherosclerosis.

- Also hot pepper relieves patients with bronchial asthma, allergies, improves digestion, blood circulation, eliminates benign tumors, increases the secretion of stomach.

- If you have poor circulation in the legs, traditional medicine recommends pepper bath . 1 tbsp. a spoonful of ground red pepper dissolved in a basin of hot water and keep your feet until the water cools down. Then wipe off and put on wool socks in winter, summer cotton.

 Bitter pepper
 Pepper can not eat those suffering from gastritis, stomach ulcers and 12 duodenal ulcer, ulcerative colitis.

Besides that pepper is used as a spice and a drug, and it is more It helps preserve the beauty .

- The mask for aging skin
Grind to a powder pepper piece the size of a fingernail on the little finger, add 2 tbsp. tablespoons olive oil, stir. Melt a piece of honeycomb with honey and wax the size of 1 teaspoon, mixed with pepper - oil mixture, put on the face, smeared with fat cream for 5-7 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

- Tincture of red pepper to strengthen and hair growth
¼ red pepper pod chop and pour ¼ cup of vodka. Insist 7 days. Strain. Take 1 dessert spoon of tincture and rassvesti its 10 dessert spoons of boiled water. Rub the head for 4-5 hours. If you feel a burning sensation, then rinse immediately if the hair falls out, the procedure should be carried out 2-3 times a week.

- For pomp hair
½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper mixed with ¼ cup of honey. Rub into the scalp, put on plastic cap and wrap a towel on top. Wash off after 20 minutes. If you feel a burning sensation, then wash off immediately.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva