Botanical illustration inspired watercolour chilli plant card celebrating the chilli pepper's pain relief properties. Gift a dose of nature to the plant lover in your life. Part of the botany collection.
Front: “CAPSICUM ANNUM Medicinal plant” Inside: Blank Back: “Plant - Chilli Pepper Medicinal drug - Capsaicin Treats - Pain The first formal report of the use of tropical capsaicin for pain relief in the West appeared in 1850. It recommended burning or itching extremities be doused in an alcoholic hot pepper extract. Today creams, lotions and patches with low capsaicin levels are used for pain relief. Capsaicin blocks receptors on the surface of our cells thereby stopping the chain of events that stimulate pain-inducing nerves.”
Size: 12.7 x 17.8 cm Envelope: Recycled brown fleck Kraft Cello: biodegradable Card: 300gsm Soft Castillo White, Forestry Stewardship Council certified Medium: pencil; watercolour