It is a chili pepper commonly found in South East Asia. The bird's eye chili plant is a perennial with small, tapering fruits, often two or three at a node. The fruits are very pungent.
Helps in reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart ailments. It is used in traditional dishes of the Kerala cuisine. It is also a main ingredient in kochchi sambal, a salad made using freshly scraped coconut ground with bird's eye chilis and seasoned with salt and lime juice. Make your own Thai red curry paste by using red chilies to impart colour.