This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Capsicum. This agent is of use in enfeebled conditions involving deficient innervation. It is used to restore nerve influence in mild forms of paralysis, as a stimulant in dipsomania, and in atonic states of the digestive organs. Externally, it is counterirritant.