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What are the health effects of capsaicin?

Capsicum (capsicum frutesens), an ointment made from the spice in cayenne pepper, is an effective treatment for muscle spasms, tension headaches, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, back or neck pain. It is also commonly used to relieve pain caused by shingles and surgical scars. Capsaicin, the active ingredient in capsicum, temporarily stimulates the release of substance P in the nerves. This may initially result in pain and burning, but repeated applications deplete substance P, which limits the ability of the nerves to transmit sensations and reduces pain. 
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