The study is ongoing and is already getting attention from drug companies. Scientists are hoping to be able to manipulate the plant to remove the burning component from it so that it can be used medicinally by people with arthritis.
Dr. Ray Hinish’s Comments: Good luck in trying to remove the hot from one of nature’s hottest creations. If you do succeed, good luck in having any therapeutic effect! Look, you don’t need to wait for these researchers to fail in improving a product perfected by millions of years of evolution. Get the chili pepper in capsule and give it a try! For the scientists who are doing the research, if you can’t stand the heat just get out of the laboratory.