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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
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
Vitamins and Minerals
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 .

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

251 Calories
3.3 g Total Fat
20 mg Sodium
1,329 mg Potassium
64 g Total Carbohydrate
10 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

10 % Vitamin A
0.44 Calcium
53 % Iron
15 % Vitamin B-6
42 % Magnesium

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 am suffering from High cholesterol, high blood pressure, blood sugar. Please suggest me.

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Hello, First of all improve your diet. Like you can use olive oil in cooking as well as you can use green tea with pinch of black pepper. Avoid sugar by increasing protein in your diet as it helps to control sugar carvings. Use ayurvedic medicines...

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No, its not because of these spices. Although use them moderately. Do this 1.take home cooked, fresh light food. 2. Drink boiled water. 3. Take ors. 4. Maintain active life style 5. Curd is good for you. 6. Avoid fast foods, spicy and fried foods ...
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Hi Shrikant, sure ayurveda give you solutions for shoulder and neck pain.. pain may be temporary due to strain or physical exertion or due to injury like ligament/cartilage tear or chronic conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Here...
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Table of Content

Black Pepper
Nutritional Value of Black Pepper
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
Vitamins and Minerals
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