You may have heard about pepper and the substance that makes them spicy, capsaicin, being used for pain relief. For instance by arthritis sufferers.
By over-stimulating the nerves pepper is claimed to offer mosquito itch relief as well. We are wondering, is this true? Can peppers really make mosquito itch go away. Let’s take a look at what studies say.
Rubbing peppers or applying capsaicin cream on your mosquito welt takes away the annoying itch.
The theory, pepper as an ancient medicine
Peppers have been known for their medicinal properties since the dawn of mankind.