Essential research…. Why Szechuan Peppers Make Your Lips Go Numb

By David Pearson|September 12, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Unknown|0 comments

Click here to read the Smithsonian article "Why Szechuan Peppers Make Your Lips Go Numb"

Photo by Flickr user diwineanddine (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

I don’t usually post science research, but as these pepper corns are so emblematic of Szechuan cuisine, I thought I would this time.

While we don’t have a subscription to the most recent copies of Proceedings of the Royal Society B in which this research was published, you can read about it here on the Smithsonian’s blog.

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