University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (7): 87-89.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201803041

Special Issue: 化学科普

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Why Capsaicin Is Hot

Wanying BAO1,Yudong YANG2,Di WU2,3,4,*()   

  1. 1 College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
    2 College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
    3 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Office, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
    4 Department of Academic Affair, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
  • Received:2018-03-20 Published:2018-07-17
  • Contact: Di WU E-mail:wood@scu.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    四川大学双创专题研究项目(SCUCXCY1725)

Abstract:

Capsaicin is the main metabolite of capsicum, which is closely related to people's diet. Proper intake of capsaicin not only brings spicy sensation to people, but also plays a certain role in slowing down fatigue, lowering blood sugar, and fat, protecting stomach and intestines, relieving pain, resisting radiation and treating cancer. Although an appropriate amount of capsaicin can benefit the human body, the excessive intake of capsaicin is still harmful. This article explains the action and various applications of capsaicin, and emphasizes that the rational use of capsicum is aimed at its role.

Key words: Capsaicin, Application, Safe dose

MSC2000: 

  • G64