What is your remedy for calming the burn from eating foods with hot peppers?
I took a bite of a food containing hot peppers and all of a sudden, my mouth bursted into "flames". I tried drinking milk, which is something I heard would calm the burn, but it did nothing to take the burn away. I was in pain for nearly a half hour afterwards. In case this happens to me again, I'd like to have some remedies on hand to tame the flame. Thank you for your solutions. Even if someone else has the same solution as you, please go ahead and list your solution. By doing so, I will have an indication of what most people suggest works.
My remedy that seems to work for me always is drinking milk with ice in it. Milk tones down the flames for me. Milk contain casein, a lipophilic protein that washes away the fatty capsaicin molecules in which cause the burning. Its has also been said that yogurt work as well.
Never try drinking water or other drinks when your mouth in on fire, it seems to intensify the heat. The best solution to put out the fire to me is using any type of milky product, but cold. Milk, yogurt or ice cream would be ideal.
If I'm having something spicy, I try to have something not spicy with it, like rice or potatoes or bread. They seem to take a little bit of th bite out of the burn. Your other commenter is right about water, it's a no-no!
Honey helps a lot in such a situation. Keep it in your mouth for few moments, before swallowing.
Cold milk is also good to soothe the burn.
Misri or crystallized sugar is also an effective cure for calming the burn.
Hope that helps.
Honey? I always have honey at my house! I will have that standing by next time I eat something with peppers. I'll have to look for crystallized sugar. Thank you for your tips.
I also have heard that sugar will take away the burn-- but honey sounds like an even better idea, since it would tend to coat the inside of the mouth.
I can't believe that milk didn't work for you because that is the "go to" answer! Of course if you are eating hot peppers that are worse than a lake of fire, simply drinking milk might not be enough. In that case, you are on your own~
Butter! Maybe it's a dairy thing, but I've got horrible acid reflux, so I cannot eat spices,but my entire family loved spices and peppers while growing up.
If milk fails, eat some butter, let it sit on your tongue for a bit if your tongue is still on fire.
Also, if you are ever cutting peppers and your skin starts to burn, rub butter on the burned area ( most likely the hands) - soothes it very quick!
Hot pepper is my favorite. Sugar works great for taking the burn away, but it is not the best. The best is egg if you don't care eating uncooked egg. When you have time, you can make a test and cook very hot pepper together with egg. No matter what kind of hot pepper it is, it will not burn your mouth after being cooked with egg.
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