As I was making some of my homemade salsa last night, this question occurred to me:
Is it possible to do damage to yourself by eating something spicy? I mean, is there a certain spicyness threshold where after that, it will do physical (or mental) damage to your body (e.g. lips or tongue)? I am a big fan of really spicy food and I like to think I have a hearty tolerance/threshold, but while making my salsa, I chewed on a fingernail-clipping-sized piece of fresh Habanero chile and I though I was going to die:eek: :eek: . My lips and tongue were on fire for like 20 minutes.
Is there a way to hurt yourself with spice?
I suppose one could get a stomach ache, but I have an exceptionally strong stomach for these kinds of things