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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