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What is O.C.?

It is short for Oleoresin Capsicum. It is a nonlethal spray used by law enforcement, including Military Police Officers. It is in the same category as "pepper spray", but about 10 times as potent. Full Answer

Why are chili hot?

They contain an alkaloid compound called OC oleoresin capsicum - it causes a reaction to mucus membranes in our mouth resulting in the disruption of the normal pain receptors - replicating the heat signal that goes to our brain… Full Answer

Is mace and pepper spray the same?

Pepper spray is Oleoresin Capsicum (OC). Usually it is referred to as OC Spray, but generically may be called mace. It is merely concentrated pepper. Mace may include chemical compounds such as CS or CN, sometimes referred to as tear-gas… Full Answer

Is balsam a land type plant or water type?

Balsam is a term used for various pleasantly scented http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Plant products. These are oily or gummy http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Oleoresin, usually containing http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Benzoic_acid or http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Cinnamic_acid, obtained from the exudates of various trees and shrubs and used as a base for some http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Botanical_medicine. These… Full Answer

Is capsicum good for men's health?

Nutritional Value of Capsicum: * Carotenoids (Capsanthin, Capsorubin, Carotene and Lutein) * Proteins * Fats * Vitamin A * Vitamin C * Capsaicinoid Oleoresin * Provitamins E, P, B1, B2 and B3 * Steroidal Alkaloidal Glycosides (Solanine and Solasadine) *… Full Answer