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Benefits of Black Pepper And Its Side Effects

Just a pinch of black pepper when added to any food preparation can enhance its flavor. It is a spice that is known to offer many health benefits. It helps to promote weight loss and even aids in digestion. It is believed that this amazing spice prevents cancer as black pepper detoxifies the body, cleanse the intestine and stomach. Black pepper releases hydrochloric acid in stomach which helps in cleaning the intestines. It prevents constipation and helps to combat occurrence of common cold. Black pepper is used for combating skin exfoliation, skin deformation and helps to keep wrinkles at bay. It is used to combat dandruff, helps in restoring hair growth and makes the hair shiny.

Benefits of Black Pepper And Its Side Effects

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Black Pepper
Nutritional Value of Black Pepper
Health Benefits of Black Pepper
Powerful spice to combat cancer
Helps in digestion
Good for constipation
Treat respiratory disorders
Treat skin problems
Helpful for blood circulation
Good for hair growth
Weight Control
Remedy for depression
Relief from joint pain
Removes toxins from the body
Helps reduce joint pains
Uses of Black Pepper
Side-Effects & Allergies of Black Pepper
Origin And Cultivation of Black Pepper

Black Pepper

Black pepper is known as the “king of spice “and is widely used in cuisines globally. Black pepper, a flowering vine belongs to the Piperaceae family and its scientific name is Piper nigrum. It is cultivated for its fruit and is dried and used for cooking as spice and seasoning. Black pepper after drying is consumed in the raw form. The fruit in the dried stage is known as a peppercorn. Black pepper is the dried unripe version, and green pepper is the unripe fruit that is not dried. Ripe fruit seeds are known as white pepper. Black pepper is used extensively in different parts of the world. It is the largest spice that is traded globally. Black pepper is always seasoned with salt. Pepper is dried in sunlight and pepper oil, and pepper spirit is extracted from it. Pepper oil is used in making Ayurveda medicines.

Nutritional Value of Black Pepper

Black pepper is rich in potassium. Potassium helps in controlling the heart rate and is useful in regulating blood pressure. Black pepper is rich in iron and is useful in combating low blood pressure. It is useful in the production of red blood cells, rich in manganese and is an antioxidant enzyme. It is rich in vitamin B such as riboflavin, thiamine, niacin and zinc too. Black pepper is one of the rich sources of calcium, and hence, benefits old people. They can get a good amount of calcium for their bones. Black pepper is also rich in vitamin K .

Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Black Pepper
Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Powerful spice to combat cancer

Black pepper helps to prevent the occurrence of cancer. Black pepper is credited with piperline and this when combined with turmeric can help in preventing cancer. Black pepper is also loaded with antioxidants, and presence of vitamins like Vitamin A, flavonoids and carotenes helps in combating cancer causing free radicals. People should consume black pepper in the raw form to prevent the occurrence of cancer.

Helps in digestion

Black pepper aids in digestion, and when a person consumes raw black pepper, hydrochloric acid is released by the stomach, and this helps in breaking down of proteins. The release of hydrochloric acid also helps in cleaning the intestines and helps in combating gastrointestinal diseases.

Good for constipation

Stomach disorders such as constipation, colon cancer, diarrhoea and other bacterial diseases are prevented when black pepper is consumed daily.

Treat respiratory disorders

Cold and cough can be cured by adding this spice to herbal tea and consumed two or three times a day. Having dishes prepared with black pepper are useful in winter and facilitate removal of phlegm from the body. Black pepper with honey prevents chest congestion. One can add crushed black pepper to warm water along with eucalyptus oil drops and inhale the steam to get rid of chest congestion.

Treat skin problems

Black pepper prevents a skin pigmentation disease called vitiligo. This condition makes the skin turn white. There are many chemical rich medicines available in the market to restore skin color. However, one should know that black pepper is loaded with piperline that helps in restoring the natural color of the skin. This also ensures that the chances of occurrence of skin cancer due to overexposure to chemicals are reduced.

Helpful for blood circulation

Skin deformation, like wrinkles, is kept at bay if one adds black pepper to their diet since young age. The occurrence of premature ageing, dark spots are also kept in control if one eats black pepper in raw or cooked form. Eating black pepper makes sure that blood circulation to different parts of the body is improved. This also ensures that skin is rejuvenated. Skin disorders like acne are controlled if one adds black pepper to their diet. The skin exfoliation can be done by crushing some black pepper and applying it over skin.

Good for hair growth

Black pepper is used in the treatment of dandruff. One should crush black pepper, mix it with curd and then apply it to the scalp. Leave it for thirty minutes before washing it off. Make sure that excess black pepper is not used as it can cause burns on the scalp. One should not use shampoo for twenty-four hours for black pepper to show its effects. Add lime to crushed black pepper and apply it to the scalp. When left for thirty minutes before washing it off, the mixture will make the hair shiny.

Weight Control

Black pepper aids in weight loss. The reason is that black pepper is rich in phytonutrients and this helps in breaking down excess fat and improves the metabolism of the body.

Remedy for depression

Black pepper is used in the treatment of depression. When one chews raw black pepper, a mood-inducing chemical is released from the brain, and this fills the mind with a soothing, calm mood.

Relief from joint pain

Black pepper is good for prevention of arthritis and joint pains. Black pepper has medicinal properties that help to combat gout. It is useful for people suffering from joint and spinal pain.

Removes toxins from the body

This wonder spice helps to promote sweating and urination. Thus help to get rid of toxins in the body.

Helps reduce joint pains

Black pepper is good for prevention of arthritis and joint pains. Black pepper has medicinal properties that help to combat gout. It is useful for people suffering from joint and spinal pain.

Uses of Black Pepper

Black pepper is used in many cuisines as a spice globally. It is used extensively during cold and winter seasons and helps to combat respiratory problems. It is used as an aphrodisiac and also in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Black Pepper

Black pepper is found to cause stomach burns when taken in large quantities. When large quantities of black pepper enter the lungs, it may cause death. Black pepper is known to cause burning sensation inside the stomach in certain people, and they should check the quantity of black pepper being consumed before discarding it fully. Crushed black pepper can cause burning sensation in the eyes if it accidentally enters the eyes. One should wash the hands after using black pepper, and it is better to use a soap for the same. There are certain cases in which black pepper reacts with medicines. Black pepper may cause some irritation to pregnant women, and may cause some allergies to breast feeding mothers.

Origin And Cultivation of Black Pepper

Black pepper is found to cause stomach burns when taken in large quantities. When large quantities of black pepper enter the lungs, it may cause death. Black pepper is known to cause burning sensation inside the stomach in certain people, and they should check the quantity of black pepper being consumed before discarding it fully. Crushed black pepper can cause burning sensation in the eyes if it accidentally enters the eyes. One should wash the hands after using black pepper, and it is better to use a soap for the same. There are certain cases in which black pepper reacts with medicines. Black pepper may cause some irritation to pregnant women, and may cause some allergies to breast feeding mothers.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi. I want to loose my weight more than 8 kg. please tell me some important diet chart. Or tips. I used to gym but still my weight stuck at 65.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Weigt loss is a long term commitment where you need to work on your diet and exercise both. Have small frequent meals, keep yourself hydrated, add fat burning superfood in your diet such as green tea, black coffee, black pepper and many more. You can contact me directly for more details, tips and customized diet chart for weight loss.

Hi Doctor my name Tanu & I am 32 years old and my wat 80 kg please send me diet chart for weight loss.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Please, Have small frequent meals in every 2-3 hour gap, keep your body hydrated, add fat burning superfood in your diet such as green tea, black coffee, black pepper extra. Count your steps and keep working out. You can contact me directly for more details and customised diet chart for weight loss.

I am 21 and do regular exercise and dont eat junk food only 4 chapati whole day eat chicken 2-3 times in month avoid cold drinks even some time skip my lunch I want lose 10 kg please recommend some thing that pave my way.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
First start having small frequent meals, do not skip any meal from your routine. Skipping meals also trigger weight gain not weight loss. Have fat burning superfoods green tea, black coffee, black pepper etc. Drink lot of water, keep your body hydrated. Have a low carb, moderate protein and moderate fat diet. Give a rest to your body for at least 1 or 2 day and do intense workout for 5 days. You can contact me directly for more details, suggestions and customised diet plan for weight loss.

Hello Doctor, I am getting Continuous Cough and Throat Pain. I used some Tablets but only a little change in it. How to overcome that?

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), M.sc in yoga and naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Ayurveda, Delhi
You need to drink lukewarm water. Do saline gargles in morning and evening. Drink ginger, tulsi, clove, black pepper water. Put cotton in your ear. Drink turmeric milk. Check if this pain is associated with fever or not if yes then go for blood and sputum test.
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Sir, my problem is ,i am having continue cough in my chest due to this breathing problems occur to me. Pls give me the best solution for the problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
First of all start drinking/ sipping decoction of holy basil leaves, ginger, Cardamom, liquorice and Black pepper by mixing in honey. In this drink cinnamon powder may also be sprinkled a pinch and let strain come out in the drink. In the meantime send me history of illness and reports if any for complete ayurvedic treatment.
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Popular Health Tips

Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) - 6 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, vijapur
Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) - 6 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

Black pepper is one of the oldest spices known to mankind. It is found in abundant quantities in the Southern states of Kerala. Its medicinal qualities can successfully counter disorders such as indigestion, pyorrhea, cough, dental problems and cardiovascular diseases. Black pepper is extensively used for food preservation owing to its antibacterial properties. Being rich in fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K, it acts as a great anti-inflammatory agent as well.

Here are some of the well-known benefits of black pepper:

  1. Beneficial for stomach: Black pepper enhances the secretion of HCL i.e. hydrochloric acid in the stomach which in turn facilitates digestion. This ensures proper digestion and keeps away diseases such as colic and diarrhea. Pepper enhances urination and sweating which in turn ensures that external toxin has a safe way out. It also has the capability to limit gas formation within the body.
  2. Weight Loss: Black Pepper’s outer layer helps in breaking fat cells. Also, foods that are made with pepper are an effective way to shed weight. Once the fat cells are broken down, the body uses it as a component of enzymatic reactions. The excess fats are eradicated from the body. Black pepper can be used in curries or consumed daily in the morning along with hot water to fetch rich benefits.
  3. Skin Health: Pepper is a very good agent in curing skin diseases such as vitiligo. The latter is a condition where patches of skin lose the normal pigmentation and become white. Recent studies have shown that pepper combined with UV therapy is a better alternative compared to chemical-heavy treatments. Furthermore, black pepper can successfully prevent skin cancer.
  4. Respiratory Relief: Pepper is known to be extremely effective when it comes to cough and cold. It is known to be a great agent for nasal congestion and sinusitis. The expectorant property of the black pepper is known to attack the phlegm and mucus and give instant relief. The fact that it is a natural irritant, helps the mucus to get out of the body through the nostrils. This helps the body to heal quickly.
  5. Peptic ulcer and whooping cough: Quite a few studies have shown that black pepper is beneficial for patients suffering from peptic ulcer and gastric mucosal. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties also help to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma and persistent cough.
  6. Anti-oxidant properties: The anti-oxidant properties of black pepper help to counter the effects of the free radicals, helps in fighting cardiovascular diseases successfully and counter life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Furthermore, it can help the body fight premature ageing conditions such as macular degeneration, spots, wrinkles etc. Studies have also proved that black pepper enhances memory and impair memory loss

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Amazing Benefits Of Black Pepper

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Amazing Benefits Of Black Pepper

Here are 6 amazing black pepper benefits:

1. To prevent cancer: the piperine in black pepper can be credited with the prevention of cancer, and becomes twice as potent when combined with turmeric. The spice also has vitamin c, vitamin a, flavonoids, carotenes and other anti-oxidants that help remove harmful free radicals and protect the body from cancers and diseases. The best way to eat pepper to harness maximum benefits is to eat freshly ground pepper, and not cook it along with food.

2. Stimulates digestion: again, the piperine in black pepper eases digestion and stimulates the stomach, which then secretes more hydrochloric acid that helps to digest proteins in food. So a bit of pepper in food will actually help you to digest it faster.

3. Relieves cold and cough: black pepper is antibacterial in nature, and therefore helps to cure cold and cough. A teaspoon of honey with freshly crushed pepper does the trick. It also helps to alleviate chest congestion, often caused due to pollution, flu, or a viral infection. You can add it to hot water and eucalyptus oil and take steam. And given that black pepper is rich in vitamin c, it also works as a good antibiotic.

4. Enables weight loss: black pepper is brilliant when it comes to extracting nutrients from food. And it's outermost layer contains phytonutrients, which helps to break down fat cells, and also increases metabolism. If you eat fresh pepper, and begin to perspire, that's the pepper helping your body to get rid of excess water and toxins. But you need to control consumption - a pinch with your food (one meal) is enough.

5. Improves skin: it enables blood circulation, and provides the skin with more oxygen. Adding it to your food also takes care of unwarranted skin wrinkles. Black pepper is known to help in the cure of vitiligo, a condition where the skin loses pigmentation, and creates white patches.

6. Addresses depression: the piperine in black pepper helps to deal with depression. It stimulates the brain, and helps it to function properly by making it more active.
 

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Benefits of black pepper

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Benefits of black pepper
काली मिर्च एक अनुपम औषधि है। लाल मिर्च की अपेक्षा यह कम दाहक और अधिक गुणकारी है। इसीलिए मसाले में लाल मिर्च की बजाय काली मिर्च का उपयोग प्रचलित है। काली मिर्च का योग्य रीति से उपयोग किया जाए तो वह रसायन गुण देती है। आयुर्वेद में काली मिर्च को सभी प्रकार के बैक्टीरिया, वायरस आदि का नाश करने वाली औषधि माना जाता है।
*काली मिर्च उदरपीड़ा, डकार और अफारा मिटाकर कामोत्तेजना एवं विरेचन करती है। *अरुचि, जीर्ण ज्वर, दांत दर्द, मसूड़ों की सूजन, पक्षाघात, नेत्ररोग आदि पर भी यह हितकारी है।
*जुकाम होने पर काली मिर्च मिलाकर गर्म दूध पीएं। यदि जुकाम बार-बार होता है, अक्सर छीकें आती हैं तो काली मिर्च की संख्या एक से शुरू करके रोज एक बढ़ाते हुए पंद्रह तक ले जाए फिर प्रतिदिन एक घटाते हुए पंद्रह से एक पर आएं। इस तरह जुकाम एक माह में समाप्त होगा।
*खांसी* होने पर आधा चम्मच काली मिर्च का चूर्ण और आधा चम्मच शहद मिलाकर दिन में 3-4 बार चाटें। खांसी दूर हो जाएगी।
*गैस की शिकायत होने पर एक कप पानी में आधे नीबू का रस डालकर आधा चम्मच काली मिर्च का चूर्ण व आधा चम्मच काला नमक मिलाकर नियमित कुछ दिनों तक सेवन करने से गैस की शिकायत दूर हो जाती है।गला बैठना :काली मिर्च को घी और मिश्री के साथ मिलाकर चाटने से बंद गला खुल जाता है और आवाज़ सुरीली हो जाती है। आठ-दस काली मिर्च पानी में उबालकर इस पानी से गरारे करें, इससे गले का संक्रमण खत्म हो जाएगा।त्वचा रोग :काली मिर्च को घी में बारीक पीसकर लेप करने से दाद-फोड़ा, फुंसी आदि रोग दूर हो जाते हैं।
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Table of Content

Black Pepper
Nutritional Value of Black Pepper
Health Benefits of Black Pepper
Powerful spice to combat cancer
Helps in digestion
Good for constipation
Treat respiratory disorders
Treat skin problems
Helpful for blood circulation
Good for hair growth
Weight Control
Remedy for depression
Relief from joint pain
Removes toxins from the body
Helps reduce joint pains
Uses of Black Pepper
Side-Effects & Allergies of Black Pepper
Origin And Cultivation of Black Pepper