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African Bird Pepper

Below learn how an Earth Clinic reader from New Zealand used two forms of red pepper, African Bird Pepper and Bird's Eye Pepper, to stop profuse bleeding of a duodenal hemorrhage after surgery, flu, and migraines.

Bird's eye chilis are commonly found in Southeast Asian cuisine. They are frequently used in curries, sauces, and salads.

Bird's eye chilis are not the same as cayenne pepper. Though quite similar in appearance, birds eye chili's heat level is considerably higher than cayenne pepper.

  • Cayenne Pepper Scoville Heat Units: 30,000 - 50,000
  • Bird's Eye Scoville Heat Units: 50,000- 250,000

African Bird Pepper

In the post below, John from New Zealand first mentions African bird chili to stop profuse bleeding of a duodenal hemorrhage after surgery.

African Bird Pepper is a hot chili that grows wild in parts of northwest Africa. With a scorching 150,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units, African Bird Pepper is one of the hottest peppers around.

Common Names

  • Capsicum Annum
  • Piri Piri
  • Peri-Peri

Health Benefits of African Bird Pepper

Piri Piri contains carotene molecules, which have potent antioxidant elements.

Over the centuries, herbalists have traditionally used African chili to treat arthritis, psoriasis, migraines, amputation pain, and cardiovascular disease.

African Bird Chiles vs. Bird's Eye Chilies

Piri Piri is an almost identical hot pepper in heat level, and appearance to Bird's Eye Chile Peppers found in Southeast Asian cuisines. Bird's eye chilis are frequently used in curries, sauces, and salads.

Generally, you can use the two peppers interchangeably in recipes. For health purposes though, you should experiment slowly with capsules of varying heat units. Some people cannot tolerate hot peppers, even when taken by capsule form.

Bird's Eye Pepper vs. Cayenne Pepper

Please note that bird's eye peppers are not the same as cayenne chili pepper.

In terms of heat, cayenne pepper ranks between 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units (SHU). This is the unit by which most hot peppers are ranked. Cayenne is hot enough to add spice to a dish but not so hot as to turn sensitive people away.

On the other hand, Bird's Eye Chili heat level is a good deal higher than cayenne pepper, depending on the region in which it is grown. It ranges from 50,000 - 300,000 SHU.

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Posted by John Bayne (New Zealand) on 03/03/2008

My name is John Bayne and I have been interested in cayenne pepper ever since 1991 when I was discharged from Auckland Hospital, after my third and final episode, in about March 1991, of duodenal hemorrhages, after 8 days and 4 transfusions later, and still losing about a pint of blood a day in passing Melina stools, without any reason given, but I knew that it had to do with my refusal to have an operation (no operation no transfusions).

The very day I arrived home, on a Sunday, wondering what I would do, a friend gave me two capsules of the hottest cayenne pepper that I have ever seen to date (they advertised them as African Bird Pepper) and I never have seen a Melina since.

About six weeks later, the surgeon, who had kept me waiting about an hour and a half to soften me up, nearly choked when he saw that my blood pressure was normal, and of course had no desire to know how I had overcome me slow bleeding to death that their cimetidine had been unable to stop.

Activated Charcoal is definitely prolifed as is shown by the fact that it can take the hottest tincture or powder without any apparent diminishing in its power to kill flu viruses.

Usually takes only 20 minutes with a cayenne 150,000 or over, to get rid of headache symptoms 100% of the time over 12 years with quite a few people as we have spread the word.

I have been getting my powdered charcoal from within NZ, but considering that I now use the Internet I am looking for other sources in case this one dries up.

My main use if to take the sting out of the cayenne, tincture or powder, when dealing with flu, especially, it works every time (for the last 12 years since I discovered the use of charcoal with it). Just as important I am finding it exceedingly difficult to find sources for genuine full strength African Bird's eye pepper, in powder or tincture, as near to 300,000 British Thermal Units. Unlike Dr Richard Schultz, my preference in cayenne is for the Bird's Eye pepper over the Habanera.

Can you get hold of this pepper in a bulk like quantity or in industrial strength tincture (with the water removed without heat), and in a larger amounts than usual but not at a price that would cause me to mortgage my house. If so could you give me data on the amounts, hopefully strengths in BTU's if you can, and prices.

Much appreciated.

PS: For nearly 15 years I had a wonderful supply from a local herbalist who used to import this industrial strength dehydrated cayenne tincture, and I found that there is containers full of full strength Bird's Eye pepper for sale in internationally, @about US$70.000 a container load about $4.00/kilo and on the other end much weaker cayenne at anything up to $100/kilo on the consumer's level and I am looking to intercept this special cayenne, if I can before it goes exponential or gets watered down, and charged more for. We can save lives with this and certainly not with anything under 150,000 BTU's so I would much appreciate it if you can be of any assistance.