Family Solanaceae
Siling lara
Capsicum anunuum
SWEET PEPPER

Sili (Genus capsicum) presents as different varieties.Siling lara (red pepper) is probably Capsicum annuum var. grossum also known as sileng-bilog. Sileng-labuyo is Capsicum fructescens. Another variety of Capsicum annuum is Sileng-haba (var. longum).

Common names 
Pepper 
Green pepper 
Red pepper 
Sweet pepper 
Sili 
Siling lara (Tag.)

Botany
Erect, branched, smooth shrub. Leaves are alternate, pointed at both ends. Flowers are solitary, bell-shaped, yellowish or white. Fruit is hollow, with numerous small flat seeds.

Distribution
Cultivated as garden vegetable.

Parts utilized:
Fruit.

Properties
Rubefacient, stimulant.

Uses
Folkloric
·Juice of the fruit, mixed with carrot juice, used as skin purifier, taken 2 to 3 cups daily.
· Mixed with spinach juice, used for abdominal pains, a cupful every 2 hours.
· Fruit also used for sore throat, hoarseness, dyspepsia. diarrhea, piles, hypertension.

Also see:
Sili
Siling labuyo

Availability
Cultivated as garden vegetable. 



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