Foreign. The pungent berries of the Capsicum fustigratum. They are very stimulant, useful in debilitated stomachs, dyspepsia, or indigestion. Used with vegetables to render them non- flatulent. They make an excellent gargle in malignant sore throats, and relaxed state of the uvula; and other organs of that part, as well as chronic hoarseness. Cayenne Pepper, which is Capsicum powdered, is taken from 2 to 8 grains. Taken moderately it is a superior medicine, Two parts Cayenne, three of compound rhubarb pill, and one of quinine form an excellent dinner pill.
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