Capsicum (chili): tincture.
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 1994 10:08:00 EST
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From: "DRC::GRAHAM" <GRAHAM%DRC.decnet.VA.DRC.COM>
Subject: Capsicum extract.
You can make it yourself rather easily. You need to obtain the dried peppers, get them from a decent herbal supply place, or No' Hotta, No' Betta, in the 800 listings. Break the peppers up, but don't grind, put enough in a Mason jar to pretty much fill it and then fill the jar with vodka and cap tightly. Let it stand, shaking once a day, for two weeks and strain. The liquid will be an alcohol extract of capsicum and very potent. In fact, if you ever get a drop in your eye, you may regret it greatly. It will do wonderful things for some ailments, indigestion and sore throat being two.