Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Capsaicin and Its Analogues in Pain and Other Diseases.

@article{Basith2016HarnessingTT,
  title={Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Capsaicin and Its Analogues in Pain and Other Diseases.},
  author={Shaherin Basith and Minghua Cui and Sunhye Hong and Sun Choi},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 8}
}
Capsaicin is the most predominant and naturally occurring alkamide found in Capsicum fruits. Since its discovery in the 19th century, the therapeutic roles of capsaicin have been well characterized. The potential applications of capsaicin range from food flavorings to therapeutics. Indeed, capsaicin and few of its analogues have featured in clinical research covered by more than a thousand patents. Previous records suggest pleiotropic pharmacological activities of capsaicin such as an analgesic… CONTINUE READING
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