To know about world's hottest chilly- King Chilly

King Chilli (CapsiclIm chinellse) belonging to the family Solanaceaea, is traditionally cultivated in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and in small quantities in other North Eastern states of India. The chilli has been called by different names. In Assam, it is mostly known as Bhutjolokia / Ghost Chilli or Bihjolokia. In Nagaland, it is called as Naga jolokia, Naga Morish, Raja Mirchi, King Chilli. In Manipur the Chilli is called Umorok or Go-morok.

It is grown in districts of Kohima, Mon and Peren of Nagaland, and is also being cultivated in parts of Manipur (Tamenlong, Ukhrul, Senapati and Churachanpur) and Assam (Golaghat & Tezpur districts).

The King chilli plant is a wonderful gift of nature with extra ordinary pungency and pleasant and palatable aroma. Besides, King chilli also possess medicinal properties and is used in the treatment of various diseases. It helps in treatment of cancer by killing bad cells, obesity through weight loss, diabetes by reducing required insulin to lower blood sugar, heart diseases by preventing/delaying oxidation of bad cholesterol, rhinitis and bronchitis through thinning of mucus, and also reduce chronic pain.

North East people commonly use this chilli for making pickles and for adding hotness to non-vegetarian food stuffs. In the recent years the traditional crop of North East India is gaining importance because it has been reported as one of the hottest chilli in the world.