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Capsicum frutescens L.
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Capsicum frutescens
Family name: SOLANACEAE
English name: Bird Chilli
Bird Pepper
Tabasco Pepper
Cayenne pepper . Capsicum
Hot Pepper
Sinhala name: Nai miris (නයි මිරිස්)
Kochchi (කොච්චි)
Tamil name: Mulaga
Sanskrit name: Katuveera
Conservation status: Available soon
Description: A short-stemmed shrub up to 2 m high. Leaves solitary or paired, 2-10 cm long, 1-4 cm wide; petioles 0.5-3 cm long. Flowers usually 2 at each node; corolla lobes spreading, greenish-white. Fruit erect, red when ripened.
Native Distribution Status: Only under cultivation
Edible parts: Fruit
Treatment for: Diarrhoea
Dysentery
Lethargy
Cutaneous, subcutaneous parasitic Infection
Ear Diseases
Eye Disease
Pulmonary Diseases
Arthritis
Rheumatism 
Parts used in Treatment: Fruits
Leaves
Related Medical Properties: Fabrifuge
Vermifuge
Pain Killer
Healing Effect 
Further Information: Kew Garden’s Medicinal Plant Names Services




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