Capsicum & Hair Growth

Capsicum aids hair growth.
Capsicum aids hair growth. (Image: Image by, courtesy of Nicolas Longchamps)

Although surgical procedures are available; opting for alternative medicine to facilitate hair growth is another choice. Capsicum is one such “natural remedy,” suggested by Herbs for Hair Loss.


The American Cancer Society describes capsicum as a group of plants belonging to the Solanaceae family. “Capsaicin is the most-studied active ingredient in the plant.” Common varieties include the cayenne, jalapeno and other hot peppers.

Hair Growth

According to Herbs for Hair Loss, capsicum, or the red pepper, “draws blood to the scalp because of irritation. It is also said to help encourage the release of histamines that stimulate hair re-growth.”

Hair Tonic

Best Hair Loss considers capsicum a “natural hair growth stimulator.” Cover and simmer red peppers in warm water for 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Strain, put it in a bottle and use this “hair growth tonic” to cure hair loss.


Capsicum is available in tea, tonic and capsule form in all leading health stores.


According to the American Cancer Society, capsaicin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Capsaicin gels, creams and ointments are safe to use on skin. Consumption of cayenne pepper is considered harmless for those “not allergic to peppers.”

Related Searches


Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

This Is the Beauty Routine of an Ex-Pat in China

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!