Published April 27, 1989.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Capsici fructus, capsaicin-low paprika species.
Paprika consists of fresh or dried fruits of various low capsaicin-containing Capsicum species [Fam. Solanaceae], as well as preparations thereof.
Low capsaicin-containing paprika preparations are used internally for disturbances of the digestive system, stomach and intestinal problems, and as a supportive remedy for heart and circulatory functions.
The effectiveness for the claimed application is not documented.
Rare hypersensitivity reactions (urticaria).
Since efficacy has not been documented, a therapeutic use of low capsaicin-containing paprika preparation cannot be recommended.