Mike Morris mike at
Wed Oct 5 07:44:59 EST 1994

In article mdaily at, mdaily at () writes:
>>I may be in the wrong area...   but I want to collect capsaicin from hot
>>peppers to add to a cream. For back rubs etc.. I have tryed water but it goes
>>rancid very quickly. Isopropyl alcohol seems to weaken the heat of the pepper.

  I think you are in the wrong group, but who cares? It's a fun question!
Have you tried extracting with olive oil? Keeps all the heat, and even 
the flavour!

Michael Morris PhD            
Division of Medical Genetics       tel (Switzerland) (22) 702.56.94
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