| And you thought your kitchen ingredients were only for cooking! Many of our seasonings are proven as homeopathic remedies (Natrum muriaticum, table salt, is one of our best known remedies). There are two main uses for Capsicum which have nothing to do with each other. One is for acute sore throats with the sensation "as if a hot pepper is put on the tongue." The other is for cases of homesickness. No remedy works better than Capsicum for the nostalgic, homesick summer camper or college student away from home for the first time.