Capsicum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is capsicum?

In homeopathy, Capsicum is used for chronic inflammation of all mucous membranes, both the digestive tract and the respiratory tract. It helps with burning symptoms such as heartburn and haemorrhoids, but is also used for skin problems and emotional upsets. The main areas of application include childhood middle ear infections and inflammatory burning skin changes such as herpes labialis or shingles.

Leading symptoms

  • overweight
  • homesickness
  • Stinging and burning pains
  • Constant freezing
  • Sore throat with burning pains not on swallowing but worse between swallows
  • Flushed face with dilated red blood vessels on the nose and face

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Capsicum?

He tends to over-acidify, has a sour mouth odor. With all the complaints, he complains of a burning sensation combined with rapid soreness, which also causes psychosomatic complaints such as an irritable stomach. He suffers from severe flatulence, bloody mucous diarrhea in connection with hemorrhoids and ear infections with pus formation. Bladder cramps occur when urinating, which makes urination difficult and leads to increased inflammation of the urinary tract. The complaints are mostly localized on the left side. There is a strong nostalgic tendency and craving for alcohol.

Capsicum adults are moody, irritable, and rarely active. They shy away from movement, are jumpy and freeze quickly. The typical Capsicum person is fair-skinned and blue-eyed. The color of his face changes rapidly from pallor to a warm red.

Capsicum children get homesick easily and are very stubborn.


Capsicum is indicated for all the typical symptoms that are ameliorated or worsened by the following modalities:


  • warmth


  • draft
  • cold
  • Drink
  • Urinate

What are typical areas of application for Capsicum?

  • states of exhaustion
  • Sore throat
  • homesickness
  • alcohol abuse
  • gastric mucosal inflammation
  • rheumatism

Areas of application in detail


Violent, aggressive diarrhea interspersed with bloody mucus. The skin around the anus is irritated and burns very badly. Most patients are affected by hemorrhoids , which are extremely painful with these symptoms. In addition, there is stomach discomfort, heartburn and a sour taste in the mouth, combined with strong bad breath.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


The patient shows marked sluggishness, he does not like physical exercise or mental exertion. He is often startled and is very sensitive to external stimuli.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Mucous membranes

Burning irritation of all mucous membranes, as if too spicy food or pepper had been eaten in excess, often combined with chills. The ears and nose secrete a purulent discharge, while the larynx may tingle and cause a loud barking cough.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Capsicum

D3 or D4 potencies are used in globule therapy. Ampoules are given in potencies 4X and 6X.

Capsicum dosage

When the symptoms appear, adults take five globules of Capsicum in the potency 3X, alternatively 6X. This dose can be administered up to three times a day. Children receive three globules twice a day. In constitutional therapy, higher potencies are used and the remedy is given at longer intervals, which should be individually coordinated with a homeopath.

Capsicum effect

Capsicum acts on the nervous system, respiratory system, joints and stomach.

capsicum during pregnancy

While the Spanish pepper in its pure form should be consumed with caution during pregnancy, the homeopathically prepared Capsicum can also be given to pregnant women with the appropriate symptoms without side effects. Due to the growth of the child, the pressure on the stomach increases during pregnancy. As a result, pregnant women often suffer from heartburn, stomach burns and a feeling of fullness. In addition to these symptoms of the disease, Capsicum can also be given for acid vomiting in early pregnancy, for gastritis and haemorrhoids.

Capsicum for the baby

The homeopathic remedy suits babies who need a lot of routine and are easily upset when things don’t go as planned. They also react indignantly and their cheeks turn red when their mother is not around.

Middle ear infections with pain and ears that turn crimson are another area of ​​application for Capsicum. Babies shiver and are sensitive to drafts. Inflammation of the ear often occurs when you spend a few days with grandparents or relatives.

Capsicum for dogs, horses and cats

In homeopathy, Capsicum is used in animals to treat colic. The colic is characterized by cramps and slimy, bloody diarrhea.

Bladder pain is another area of ​​application. The animals suffer from painful urination. At first, the urine comes out only in drops, later in surges. The abdominal wall is tense and the animals moan before urinating. The pain can lead to muscle aches and even lameness.

Side Effects of Capsicum

With the exception of a possible temporary initial aggravation, no side effects are known. If the symptoms worsen permanently, the drug should be discontinued.

Similar means

Nux vomica

Capsicum and Nux vomica are similar in terms of gastritis. Nux vomica is indicated for crampy stomach pains after eating. Patients suffer from bloating, heartburn, flatulence, nausea and vomiting. Nux vomica is indicated when patients are extremely irritable and craving stimulants such as coffee, nicotine or alcohol.

Typical potencies: Capsicum is mostly used in the potencies 6X, 12X, 30X and 200X.

fabric type: Capsaicin from dried, ripe fruits


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