Black pepper consists of dried unripe fruits of Piper nigrum Linn belongs to the family Piperaceae.
It is indigenous to South India and is cultivated in Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, and Srilanka.
Pepper is cultivated by sowing the seeds or by propagating the cuttings. The plants raised from cutting start bearing from the second year and survive up to 15years.
The seed raised plant starts fruiting after 7 to 8 years and can survive up to 60 years.
Black peppers are used as a stimulant, aromatic, stomachic and carminative. It also stimulates taste buds with an increase in gastric juice.
The best way to lose some weight is by incorporating black pepper in your diet. It speeds up your metabolism and helps you shed some kilos very soon.
Nowadays, most of the toothpaste companies claim that they include black pepper in their toothpaste brand.
Well, it is indeed a good option when it comes to taking care of your teeth. Black pepper helps to keep your teeth healthier and stronger. Gives you relief from tooth decay or toothache.
Black pepper helps in curing certain types of cancers like prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer.
Our stomach releases hydrochloric acid when consumed internally. Also helps in getting rid of gas and bloating.
Black pepper can be used to treat cough and cold. It also provides relief from sinusitis and nasal congestion. Prevents asthma because of its expectorant property.
The antibacterial property found in black pepper helps to fight infections.
Black pepper is beneficial in peptic ulcers because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Black peppers when consumes regularly helps to ease constipation, colon cancer, diarrhea, and other bacterial diseases.
Black pepper can be used in the prevention of arthritis and joint pains.
Intake of black pepper in meals or in salads will help you get rid off all the signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, etc. The antioxidants present in pepper helps to fight the free radicals.
Black pepper is a great exfoliator. It does this by removing the dead skin layer and by promoting blood circulation to the skin.
Vitiligo is a type of skin disease which causes the skin to lose pigment by developing white patches all over the body.
Black pepper protects the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun.
Black pepper (small amounts to avoid burning sensation of the scalp) when used with curd, helps in eradicating dandruff from the scalp. Also provides blood circulation to the scalp.
Black pepper adds shine to the hair by proving blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles.
Black pepper helps in preventing hair loss by stimulating the hair follicles. Black pepper, when mixed with honey, gives hair strengthening effect.