Current Understanding of Antiobesity Property of Capsaicin

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2017,11,21,23-26.
Published:April 2017
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Nithida Narang1, Wannee Jiraungkoorskul2, Parinda Jamrus2

1Mahidol University International College, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

2Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand


The capsaicin is an ingredient that we normally mix in food in many cultural cuisines even in fresh and dried production. Because of its anticancer, anticholesterolemic, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, capsaicin is used worldwide. Moreover, capsaicin is also used for the protection of cardiovascular and hepatic diseases. The electronic databases PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar and Science Direct were searched since 2000 to present for antiobesity term. This review article is provided the update information about the antiobesity property and mechanism of capsaicin for further researches.

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N. Narang, Jiraungkoorskul, W. , and Jamrus, P. , Current Understanding of Antiobesity Property of Capsaicin, Pharmacognosy Reviews, vol. 11, no. 21, pp. 23-26, 2017.