There are a few typical preparations of Cayenne.
For Sinus Congestion or Pain Relief:
Add up to 1/2 teaspoon dried cayenne to your cooked dishes. You can also add it to tomato juice, or to 1 cup boiling water for a hot and spicy tea. Its good with chicken or beef bouillon, or soups too.
As a compress:
Soak a clean cloth in cayenne tea and apply briefly to painful muscles and joints.
As an oil or cream:
Add approximately 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper to 1 cup warm vegetable oil. Rub into sore joints and muscles. For cream, mix small amounts of dried pepper into white skin cream until it turns a light pink.