Indigenous Crop: The Chiltepin Pepper, extremely hot!

Indigenous Crop: The Chiltepin Pepper, extremely hot!

The chiltepin is infamous for being an extremely hot chili pepper, and ranks very high on the Scoville Scale. Many experts believe that the chiltepin is the original wild chili from which all other chilies have evolved. Besides this, the chiltepin pepper can also be used medically. It contains capsaicin which can be found in drugstore creams for topical pain relief.