Category CO2 Extracts
Speices Capsicum frutescens
Method CO2 extraction
Chili Pepper (Capsicum) CO2 Total, India, bright color, 3.3% confirmed capsaicin. Our pricing is competitive with anyone for this product with Capsicum content no less than three percent. A GREAT VALUE! Excellent color and strength. Chili or Cayenne CO2 is a bright orangish-red viscous liquid with a characteristic Cayenne aroma. However, it is not the aroma that interests holistic healers and aroma therapists. The natural constituent, Capsaicin, is the source of both the heat and the reputed benefits of the material. The Capsaicin content can often be as low as 0.9 percent and as high as 6.0 percent. The reason for the range is the raw material used in the extraction. If seeds and the inner pepper are used the Capsaicin content will be greater. If the red outter pepper is used then the Capsaicin will be lower. (It is the outter pepper that imparts the natural bright color).
AEO's resource does whole pepper extraction resulting in 2.9 to 3.5 percent Capsaicin. Ca[saicin creams are available in concentrations of .025 to .075 percent without the intense odor. Cayenne is referred to in several publications and books for various treatments and healing solutions. It is a MUST HAVE for a serious herbalist. In a book written by, White, Linda B. M.D. and Foster, Steven. "The Herbal Drugstore" Rodale 2000, there are 12 medical conditions that have been treated using some form of Capsaisin.
These uses include:
A 75 percent carrier blended with 25 percent of this Chili CO2 would still contain .875 Capsaicin. Even then it would not be advisable to use topically without additional dilution. This makes Cayenne a great resell component.