Peppers (Capsicum)

African Bird Pepper, African Chillies, African Pepper, Aji, Bird Pepper,
Capsaicin, Capsaïcine, Capsicum annuum, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum chinense,
Capsicum Fruit, Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum minimum, Capsicum Oleoresin,
Capsicum pubescens, Cayenne, Cayenne Fruit, Cayenne Pepper, Chili, Chili Pepper, Chilli,
Chillies, Cis-capsaicin, Civamide, Garden Pepper, Goat’s Pod, Grains of Paradise,
Green Chili Pepper, Green Pepper, Hot Pepper, Hungarian Pepper, Ici Fructus, Katuvira,
Lal Mirchi, Louisiana Long Pepper, Louisiana Sport Pepper, Mexican Chilies,
Mirchi, Oleoresin capsicum, Paprika, Paprika de Hongrie,Pili-pili, Piment de Cayenne,
Piment Enragé, Piment Fort, Piment-oiseau, Pimento,Poivre de Cayenne,
Poivre de Zanzibar, Poivre Rouge, Red Pepper, Sweet Pepper,Tabasco Pepper,
Trans-capsaicin, Zanzibar Pepper, Zucapsaicin, Zucapsaïcine


Peppers-a-VarietyA Variety of Peppers

There are many varieties of peppers and they are divided into two groups: the Sweet peppers or mild-flavored varieties and the hot Peppers. The Sweet or mild peppers are used for garnishing, stuffing and salads, while the hot varieties are used primarily as flavorings and in sauces.

Peppers tend to straight woody stems with single white star shaped flowers in the axils of the leaves. The flowers are followed by pods or juiceless berries which vary in size and shape depending on the variety. When unripe, peppers are green and when ripened they are either yellow or red or purple. The white seeds contained within the peppers are usually flat and kidney-shaped and can be quite hot tasting.


Cayenne-Pepper-PlantGarden Grown Cayenne Peppers

Originally from South America, they have been extensively cultivated and are grown in may places throughout the world in gardens or as potted plants.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:

Clinical Symptoms:
Gastrointestinal disturbances, excessive panting, flushing, runny nose, in more severe cases liver or kidney damage may occur.

Skin Contact:
Skin irritation, burning, and itching, can be extremely irritating to the eyes, nose, and throat.


 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly