Ghost Pepper (bhut jolokia) Fire Roasted

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4 ounces dry peppers.
 
Ghost Peppers also known as;  bhut jolokia , bih jolokia, u-morok, red naga, Naga Jolokia, and ghost chili, The 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the Ghost Pepper was the world's hottest chili pepper, 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. The Ghost Chili then was rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (HUs). However, the ghost chili was shortly superseded by the Infinity chili in 2011, followed by the Naga Viper, the Trinidad moruga scorpion in 2012, and the Carolina Reaper on August 7, 2013. Things are getting Crazy Hot. We’re told these Ghost Peppers are 2,000,000 HU but personally I have never tasted one.  Our Organic Cayenne (rated at a measly 160,000 HU)  is plenty hot for me and still tasty. Not like Chile but true cayenne taste i love.  Some folks have told me these Ghost Peppers taste great.  I maybe would compare the Ghost Pepper to Huy Fongs ketchup-killing Siracha Hot Chilli Sauce because that stuff is way, way too hot for me. Yet somehow I crave the taste (may be the Garlic and spices).  Maybe for folks that crave Hot & Taste ...Ghost Peppers are for you. Ghost Peppers I would guess are maybe 20 times as hot as the peppers used in Siracha. Sure would make Kombucha Tea, Ginger Beer, or Water Kefir stand up. 

I don’t know what the value of Ghost Peppers  would be according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, but it would be HOT and therefore very Yang. I would be very careful in any true YIN deficient conditons, as these peppers would devastate the yin.  But for True Yang Deficient, and to Rescue the Yang,  a pinch here and there just might be called for. 

Dr. Christopher and later Richard Schultz touted the medicinal use of hot peppers for numerous disorders - and stated that the Hotter the Better !  But those books were written well before the Carolina Reaper.  

Use at your own risk. 

Remember the typical antidote  for the burn caused by hot peppers is MILK or YOGURT. It is the FAT in Dairy products (or coconut) that counteracts the heat.  It is the oil (capsaicin ) in the pepper that is the killer. Some folks claim lemon juice or vinegar (or a low pH ) will neutralize the burn. as capsaicin  is alkalineIt dosen't (IMO it makes it worse). Vinegar will not elicit any change in capsaicin function at all. Neither will temperature.  Cold water will not dissolve the burn - but it does help to physically carry away the burning oil. 

If in the eyes then continuously flush with loads of water, I would dunk my face in a iced bowl of water with my face inches in front of a fan. (I once was a Deputy Sherrif, and offered by body to test Police Pepper Spray while training in Defensive Tactics)   Use gloves and a cloth cover for your face, nose and mouth. Immediately discard  the gloves and the cloth. You will recover, keep calm, breathe slow and easy, and keep the milk, water and fan going. Took me, if I recall correctly, a good 30-45 minutes to recover. 

 

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