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Offline AlphBravo

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Salt & Capsicum
« on: 30/09/2005 22:51:43 »
Has anyone ever been "stung" by chilli?
I mean like a drop gets into your eye, or just some sensitive area, anyway I heard this woman tell this story whereby upon being burned by chilli, if you just take some salt, and lick it, almost immeadiately the effects of the chilli disappear, I have had occasion since to test this, (by accident), anyway it works, but would it work for say capsicum spray?


 

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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2005 13:00:58 »
My guess is that salt displaces the capsaicin in the taste receptors on the tongue...I don't think it chemically reacts with it.  

I don't think salting your face would stop the effects of capsicum spray.  Your best bet for quick recovery from pepper spray would be an alcohol (keep it outta your eyes though) or some sort of low viscosity oil.  Capsaicin is highly soluble in lipids and alcohols, not so much in water.  



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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #2 on: 04/10/2005 02:07:27 »
No, if you get burned by chilli, anywhere, it is sensitive to, salt when licked will remove the effects immeadiately, I should say try it.
I have used it once and recently my partner also suffered some burns on her face, and licking salt both times relieved it.
But just figured being a capsicum type maybe it would work on that as well.

 

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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #3 on: 23/11/2005 01:27:40 »
I was using some Tabasco sauce recently to clean some coins found whilst out metal detecting and I was a bit impatient and resorted to rubbing them between my fingers. About an hour later my eyes were weeping (and I wasn't watching Ghost) then burning and it took a while to realise that I had rubbed my eyes. I have to say that the thought of rubbing salt in my eyes was the last thing I thoght of, instead, I dooked my head under the tap which seemed to sort it out.
Every time I go on this site I seem to only mention the pain I have caused myself my experementing silly and pretty trivial things, anyone else maimed themselves for the persuit of a harmless experement.
 

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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #4 on: 23/11/2005 12:34:19 »
Maybe I shouldn't mention this, but what the hell! I once performed oral sex on a woman after having eaten a stonkingly hot curry. To say she wasn't amused would be a gross understatement! [V]
 

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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #5 on: 25/11/2005 10:37:51 »
quote:
Originally posted by AlphBravo

No, if you get burned by chilli, anywhere, it is sensitive to, salt when licked will remove the effects immeadiately, I should say try it.
I have used it once and recently my partner also suffered some burns on her face, and licking salt both times relieved it.
But just figured being a capsicum type maybe it would work on that as well.



Total blind speculation, but could the salt affect the sodium/potassium balance in the nerves that in some way modifies the way that the  capsicum affects the nerves?
 

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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #6 on: 13/06/2006 05:02:49 »
You will think that i am a moron but i dont care. 2 years ago i grew habanero peppers in my back yard and i decided to boil out the water...silly me in a closed bottle. it had a courk in it but instead the glass shattered and sent a mist of boiling habenero pepper juice every were. The downside... i suceeded in making this mixture more potent. im not shure wether it was the pepper or the heat but something gave me these tiny little purple dots all over my face that looked like tiny blood blisters. not to mention that it also went into my eyes!!! and i must say that no salt could stop that pain!!!

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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2006 23:16:57 »
The toxic effect of capsaicin doesn't last for a long time...
Just the time to find some salt...(I am joking).
Talking about things that you hear around (gossip), I heard that lemon juice (in the mouth, not the eyes!) might help.
Capsaicin is an alkaloid, citric acid may neutralize it.
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« Last Edit: 11/08/2006 23:19:03 by iko »
 

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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #8 on: 12/08/2006 00:30:49 »
Capsaicin is fat soluble. Maybe putting some yoghurt on your eye would help lol.


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Re: Salt & Capsicum
« Reply #9 on: 21/08/2006 21:26:51 »
quote:
Capsaicin is fat soluble. Maybe putting some yoghurt on your eye would help lol.
Steven

You are right. I just found that you may use milk or wine because of capsaicin is fat soluble and water only spread it around.
There in an italian website with lots of informations:
www.peperoncino.org
Associations, meetings, and anything you may imagine...I wonder how many similar "movements" we could find around the world!
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« Last Edit: 22/08/2006 20:45:27 by iko »
 

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