Do your feet get cold in the winter? Try this -- sprinkle powdered cayenne in your shoes. It will keep you feet nice and warm during those cold winter nights! Save money on your heating bill. Who'd have thought chili peppers could be so darned useful outside of simply eating them.
Capsaicin, the compound found in chili peppers that gives them their spicy heat, has been used in some topical creams and ointments for its potential warming sensation when applied to the skin. Capsaicin can bind to receptors in the skin, leading to a warming or burning sensation.