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Aromaphobia (from Latin aroma, meaning "spice") is the fear of spices and spicy food. This phobia most often came about due to burning sensation in the mouth when having spicy food in it. The less common trigger is that spices can cause heartburn. Sufferers would avoid spicy foods at all cost, as they would not sprinkle pepper onto food. If they unknowingly eat food that is spicy, they would spit the food out and gulp on water in terror.