Shingles is an unsightly condition usually developed as an adult, but pepper can be a quick fix to not only eliminate redness and itching, but also prevent infection. Pepper contains a powerful chemical called capsaicin, which acts as an inti-inflammatory substance and an effective antibacterial agent. By mixing pepper in with aloe vera gel, a strong paste can be made and applied directly to the site of the shingles. Within a few days, the redness and itchiness will be gone, and there’s a good chance that the infection will be cleared up too.
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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.