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   Posted 10/22/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone had any experience with habaneros since the UCLA study came out last year? Also interested in any sources for capsaicn that can be taken internally.

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   Posted 10/23/2007 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   

I haven't read the story on capsacin and cancer.
However, I do sell Habaneros and caution you after handling them to wash your hands before touching your eyes - or genitals..... 
Butter fat (think whole milk or ice cream or a stick of butter) or olive oil will ameliorate the heat of capsacin - on your tongue or in a soup....  In the eyes (think mace), the police force teaches us to just use water.

I have seen a lot of arthritis patients take mega-doses for a (so claimed?) analgesic effect.
While there are a lot of expensive Capsacin supplements out there, these people primarily bought the large bottle of generic cayanne powder and learned to drink it with water.

Here in Texas we mostly just substitute picante sauce for catsup or tomatoe sauce.....


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   Posted 10/23/2007 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, TR (and Cedar). Yes, indeedy, habs can certainly do some damage if you're not prepared. We keep batches of fresh ones frozen for sauces, but also use chile de arbol for plenty of heat. If you're used to it, reports certainly say positive things about the benefits of capsaicin for a whole lot of ills.

Habaneros can provide some serious heat that the majority of people can't tolerate - it can literally cause a burn for some (that goes far beyond the ordinary) and even the fumes from steaming or heating can cause intense irritation if inhaled. Do proceed with caution.
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   Posted 10/23/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the responses. Here is the article.
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