Are there any items that are suitable substitutes for the chill that can be obtained in Croatia

My best friend is 44 and has terminal cancer. It has spread to her spine cardiac membrane and lungs. She is is now having trouble walking. The cancer initially started on her tongue andshe has been fed through a tube in her throat for 18 months. What is the best way for her to take the garlic and chilli and bread and butter? Are there any suitable substitutes in Croatia for the chilli.

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