The Chilli Pepper, from which Chilly Seed Essential Oil is distilled, is a fiery and pungent variety of Capsicum which was first cultivated by the peoples of Central and South America in around 3000BC. The oil is derived by passing steam through the seeds – the source of the most intense spice.
Reported Attributes of Chilly Seed Essential Oil:
Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-
Chilly Seed essential oil is reported by aromatherapists as being an analgesic, an anti-inflammatory, and as a digestive aid. This editor can find no known aromatherapy associations for the oil except for very small measures used in massage as a counter irritant.
Chilly Seed Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Chilly Seed is not known to blend well with any other oils.
History of Chilly:-
Columbus brought seeds back to Europe in 1493, and from there the Chilly has spread to the cuisines of the entire world. The pre-Hispanic Americans believed the chilli to contain medicinal qualities and modern science uses the essential oil in burn ointments.
Cultivars are descended from the wild American bird pepper still found in warmer regions of the Americas.
Despite the term annuum meaning annual, the plant is not an annual at all but a perennial and providing it is protected from winter frosts and survives cold temperatures will continue to grow year after year, maturing and fruiting each year