Siling lara

Family • Solanaceae - Capsicum anunuum - SWEET PEPPER

Common names

Pepper
Green pepper
Red pepper
Sweet pepper
Sili
Siling lara (Tag.)

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Botany
Erect, branched, smooth shrub. Leaves are alternate, pointed at both ends. Flowers are solitary, bell-shaped, yellowish or white. Fruit is hollow, with numerous small flat seeds.

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Distribution
Cultivated as garden vegetable.

Parts utilized:
Fruit.

Properties
Rubefacient, stimulant.

Uses
Folkloric
·Juice of the fruit, mixed with carrot juice, used as skin purifier, taken 2 to 3 cups daily.
· Mixed with spinach juice, used for abdominal pains, a cupful every 2 hours.
· Fruit also used for sore throat, hoarseness, dyspepsia. diarrhea, piles, hypertension.

Availability
Cultivated as garden vegetable.