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Cajun cooking uses bell pepper in the base of most recipes and the Creole is onion, celery, and garlic.
That's a classic of French cooking, the basis for almost everything from sauces to soups to stews on .... the mirepois.

I do believe that there is great wisdom in the old remedies and probably every culture has some.
I totally agree. Somewhere I have a wonderful old book that I found at a weather-beaten, out-of-the-way used book store, which are like crack to me tho getting harder and harder to find, which catalogues hundreds and hundreds of old remedies and cures, sme going back to the late antiquity period, from almost every culture on earth for almost every ailment.

I used to refer to it often, sometimes for entertainment, sometimes for more practical purposes. As soon as I can locate it somewhere on one of the floor-to-ceiling bookcases here, I'll share anything I can find that applies to the issue of cayenne.

All I can remember is that cayenne appeared in cure after cure, multitudinous recipes for "tonics", and even concoctions for improving a lady's complexion and disposition.

It definitely benefits the cardiovascular system as @PatJ noted, among other things.

Topically, it eases pain by interfering with the pain signal to the brain, a sort of herbal short-circuiting.
 
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@PatJ and @YippeeKi YOW !! Why would cayenne be helpful for OI?
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Probably due to its effect on cardio function, by increasing blood flow and possibly heart rate. I've found it helpful for a number of things.

Not sure why it helps stanch bleeding, but I know that in the past it's worked for me for that, as well.