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Benefits of Pepper And Its Side Effects

Pepper Nutritional Value of Pepper Health Benefits of Pepper Uses of Pepper Side-Effects & Allergies of Pepper Origin And Cultivation of Pepper
Benefits of Pepper And Its Side Effects

White pepper is used extensively in treatment of arthritis and joint pain. White pepper helps in lowering high blood pressure and improves heart health. It also helps to maintain the good cholesterol in the body. White pepper can help in preventing the occurrence of cancer and is a known spice for prevention of prostate cancer. Globally, the occurrence of prostate cancer in males is increasing, and this is a natural food that can help to prevent the same. White pepper is useful in the prevention of impotence too. It improves sperm health like sperm count and sperm motility. It is useful in treating stomach disorders and helps in treating constipation. White pepper improves brain functioning also.

Pepper

White pepper is made from black pepper. Black pepper is known as the ‘king of spices’. The Scientific name for white pepper is ‘piper nigrum’. White pepper belongs to the Piperaceae family. White pepper enhances taste of the food. White pepper has fewer flavor notes when compared with black pepper. White pepper is used extensively in light-colored dishes like white sauce and mashed potato. White pepper is aromatic; any dish that needs aroma, a lavish dose of white pepper is used. White pepper is a flavoring agent.

Nutritional Value of Pepper

White pepper does not have sodium. This makes it a safe food for blood pressure patients. White pepper does not have saturated fat and this is good for people looking forward to a healthy diet. The total carbohydrate level is 23%, and the dietary level is 104 % per 100 grams of white pepper. White pepper provides 296 calories per 100 grams. Further, Vitamin C is 35 %, and calcium is 26% in white pepper. Manganese is high in white pepper and this helps in healthy metabolism of body. Selenium is present in white pepper and this is known for improving male sexual hormones and curing impotence. Zinc is present in white pepper, and this helps in improving sperm motility and increases sperm count. Muscle density and hair growth are facilitated with zinc.

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

20 Calories
0.2 g Total Fat
3 mg Sodium
175 mg Potassium
4.6 g Total Carbohydrate
0.9 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

7 % Vitamin A
0.01 Calcium
134 % Vitamin C
1 % Iron
10 % Vitamin B-6
2 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Pepper

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

Prevents cancer

White pepper prevents occurrence of cancer. It prevents the formation of free radicals inside the body. Capsaicin is present in white pepper which helps in preventing the occurrence of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer affects many males globally, and is considered as a serious disease. Regular intake of white pepper is good for prostate health.

Cures impotency in male

White pepper is known to cure impotence, and one should mix white pepper and coffee together and drink the mixture daily. White pepper is known to increase blood flow and is useful in improving libido in men. It helps in the production of sperms and increases the sperm count. Further, sperm motility is also improved. This helps in the treatment of infertility. In short, white pepper is beneficial in improving male sexual health.

Improves low appetite

White pepper is useful in curing conditions, such as low appetite, which is known as anorexia. Stomach disorders, such as diarrhea, colon cancer and constipation are prevented when white pepper is taken daily. Intestinal disorders are also prevented. Stomach enzymes are regulated when white pepper is taken on a daily basis. Toxic elements inside the body are flushed out by white pepper and this regulates the temperature of the stomach.

Prevents respiratory disorders

Respiratory disorders that cause phlegm in the body are cured with the help of white pepper. White pepper is used extensively in cold and winter conditions to prevent chest congestion. White pepper acts as a decongestant and clears nasal passage.

Prevents inflammation

White pepper has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in the prevention of arthritis and muscle swelling. White pepper is useful in the treatment of muscle cramps that may occur when one has stretched muscles due to walking or doing strenuous exercise.

Prevents headaches

White pepper is useful in the prevention of headaches and when consumed which releases a substance called capsaicin that is present in abundance in white pepper. This substance helps to relieve headaches.

Reduces blood pressure

White pepper is rich in flavonoids, vitamin A and vitamin c. These help in lowering high blood pressure, promoting cardio vascular health of hypertension facing patients. White pepper ensures the blood flow is regulated and helps in the prevention of heart attacks. Keeping the blood pressure under control ensures that the chances of occurrence of a stroke are minimized. Seniors benefit immensely if they add white pepper to their diet.

Improves brain functions

White pepper is useful in improving cognitive brain functions and helps in the prevention of degeneration of brain cells. White pepper is used to improve the mood of a person and is a natural anti-depressant.

Increases stamina

White pepper when taken with boiled eggs is found to increase stamina. It is useful for people who need longer endurance such as sportspersons and people who are low on energy levels. White pepper should be mixed with boiled egg as raw eggs can cause stomach problems in some people.

Prevents wrinkles

White pepper is a good exfoliate and is added in many herbal facial packs. This helps in prevention of wrinkles, removal of dark circles under the eyes, prevention of sagging of skin, removal of dryness of skin and helps in restoring skin vitality. The anti-bacterial features of white pepper prevent occurrence of pimples and boils too. White pepper is used in the treatment of vitiligo, which is a skin disease. White pepper has abundant piperline which is a natural skin color restoration agent.

Prevents dandruff

White pepper is mixed with curd and applied on the scalp. When left there for thirty minutes, it helps to prevent the occurrence of dandruff. The mixture should then be washed with water. White pepper is known to improve hair growth as it improves blood flow. Increased oxygenated blood flow ensures that the scalp gets the necessary nourishment and helps in the strengthening of hair roots. One can use white pepper with a mixture of lime and apply it on hair or make it shiny.

Relief from arthritis

White pepper is a known food to reduce all sorts of joint and spinal pains. Elderly people benefit immensely as they get relief from arthritis and gout attack, which cause immense pain in the body. White pepper also helps to strengthen the muscles. This facilitates movement and helps in the prevention of muscle cramps.

Uses of Pepper

White pepper is used in every cuisine that needs some good aroma. It supplies lots of minerals to the body. White pepper is rich in iron, vitamin, A, K and C and help in the prevention of muscular degeneration. White pepper is mixed with almonds to the ratio of one to five, and to this mixture brown sugar and ghee are added. This mixture is very good for health. White pepper when mixed with almond oil and camphor is used extensively to remove unwanted hair from the skin. White pepper is used to prevent stomach ulcers. It further prevents bacterial formation in the stomach. This also prevents gas formation in the body.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Pepper

White pepper, when taken directly, can enter lungs and can cause death if not chewed properly. Sometimes white pepper can cause a burning sensation inside the mouth. It may cause itching and burning rashes on the skin when applied directly. White pepper can also cause discomfort in some people when they take it in hot summer season.

Origin And Cultivation of Pepper

White pepper, when taken directly, can enter lungs and can cause death if not chewed properly. Sometimes white pepper can cause a burning sensation inside the mouth. It may cause itching and burning rashes on the skin when applied directly. White pepper can also cause discomfort in some people when they take it in hot summer season.

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