Can powdered chili pepper help with arthritis? Capsaicin, the compound found in peppers that gives them zing or heat, can send signals to the brain, reducing the perception of pain. This compound can be added to creams, gels, and pain-relief patches. This interesting tidbit of information appears in an advertisement in the April 18, 1922 issue of the Urbana Daily Courier. According to the advertisement, red peppers can help with rheumatic pain, easing sore, stiff, and aching joints. A tingling feeling should ease any pain within three minutes of application. Look at this advertisement for pain relief solutions and others on the Illinois Newspaper Project website.
By. Naja Morris