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Capsicum - Pepper

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Capsicum (also known as peppers) is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to the Americas, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Following the Columbian Exchange, it has become cultivated worldwide, and it has also become a key element in many cuisines. In addition to use as spices and food vegetables,

Uses

Cancer, Indigetion, cold, cough, viral infection, flu, Pimples, depression.

Parts Used

Fruits, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Rutin, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Vitamins A, B-complex, Vitamin C[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi Shimla mirch
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Capsicum, Sweet Pepper


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
simple lternate elliptical to lanceolate, with smooth margins (entire)

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual around 1.5 cm, or 1 in, in diameter white 5 flowers are borne singly or, rarely, in pairs in the axils (where leaves join stems)

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
vary vary yellow, orange, red, or purple The fruits are many-seeded berries--pod-like many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

Bell peppers are warm-season crops and grow best at temperatures between 18 and 30°C (65–86°F)[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Temperate area, Meadows.

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