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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.

Benefits of Pepper And Its Side Effects

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Pepper
Nutritional Value of Pepper
Health Benefits of Pepper
Prevents cancer
Cures impotency in male
Improves low appetite
Prevents respiratory disorders
Prevents inflammation
Prevents headaches
Reduces blood pressure
Improves brain functions
Increases stamina
Prevents wrinkles
Prevents dandruff
Relief from arthritis
Uses of Pepper
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pepper
Origin And Cultivation of Pepper

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.

Health Benefits of Pepper

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Pepper
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.

Popular Questions & Answers

How can I improve my acidity problem. And sleeping problem.Please suggest me something for that.

M.S., B.S.M.S
Doctor, Chennai
Chose the food you eat and taking it at proper time can help overcome acidity. Buttermilk with pepper and corriander leaf can be taken regularly after food during lunch. Also consuming tea infusion made from cinnamon bark and fenugreek aids to heal the intestinal ulcer.

I think my boyfriend has tonsillitis his throat is completely swollen up near his tonsil restring it hurts for him to talk what are good home remedies to get rid of it he doesn't have insurance to go to the doctor.

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Kolkata
Hello lybrate-user. I understand that your boyfriend is suffering from sore throat due to tonsillitis. I would suggest you to tell him to do warm saline gargles at least thrice daily. Also prepare a concoction of ginger, pepper and basil leaves. And tell him to take it twice. If these natural remedies don't work you can message me. I will provide you with a prescription for antibiotics. Hope I was able to help. I f you have any further questions please feel free to contact.
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I am facing irregular periods because of which sometimes m unable to understand whether it is because of pregnancy or natural. And I also want to know after how many days shall I check to confirm that m pregnant or not what is the right time to check? As in last month because of pregnancy I have consumed medicine and my periods came on 21 but this month till now not come. After my periods I have intimated for 2 times without any precautions Before last month in normal it was on 28.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
take sepia 200 one dose puls 30 one dos per dy for wk kali br 12c one dos a day for 10 days aur mur na. 12c sam abov apis 12c sam abov conium 3c 3tims aday for 5 days diet for u cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts • greens, including red leaf lettuce and arugula • green and red peppers • beans and lentils • almonds • berries • sweet potatoes • winter squash • pumpkin inform me progres
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I am suffering from a bit of a chest pain near the heart since a long time. It occurs frequently. Can you pls suggest what has to be done about this. Thank you

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, Chest pain is not always due to heart attack. There are numerous different causes of chest pain. Nonetheless, at whatever point you feel pain in the chest, you must visit your doctor to discount any plausibility of heart attack or different issues related to heart. This kind of chest pain is due to deterrent or fit of the coronary arteries and is known as angina. Chest pain ought not be taken daintily in any condition. When it is realized that your chest pain is not due to heart attack, then you may move ahead further to take the help of home remedies for chest pain. 1.) Garlic to Ease Chest Pain - Take 2 teaspoons of honey and 10 drops of garlic juice and, mix them in a glass of water. Drinking this solution will provide great relief to patient suffering from asthma related problems. 2.) Ginger Root to Ease Chest Pain - Place the ginger pieces in a cup. Pour hot water over it. Soak for 3-5 minutes. Have this tea while it is warm. Recommended for: Chest pain due to bronchitis related coughing, heartburn, gas in the stomach. 3.) Turmeric to Ease Chest Pain - Take ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and mix it with a cup of hot milk. Add 2 teaspoons of honey and somewhat dark pepper to it. Drink this milk with the help of one teaspoon of honey. Hope this helps.
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I had sensation burning and swelling in the glans of penis and in sept I was diagnosed with candidiasis. After 1 month of anti fungal treatment with Af 400, lactobacillus and lulifin I am. Better but still swelling is persisting in the glans of penis. It is also accompanied with soreness and sensation sometimes in the glans of penis. Doctor suggested that cream should not be used for long duration as it will. Make me addictive so I have stopped it and currently I am using venusia lotion. Pls tell how swelling soreness and uncomfortable feeling will go away. Further there are some tiny pimples on My penis head too.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Go herbal this time. Follow these ayurvedic regimen: Include turmeric, garlic, pepper, cinnamon, clove and cardamom in your cooking. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily. Rinse your mouth after each meal. Control your sugar levels well by proper medication, diet and exercise. Avoid eating foods rich in sugar and which contain yeast. Minimise the use of dairy products. You can do warm salt water or sesame oil gargling daily. Boil 1 tsp of Triphala in a glass of water. Filter it and gargle when it is lukewarm twice daily. Internally you can take Neem, Tiktakam kashayam, Mahathikthakam Kashayam, Guggulu tiktaka Kashayam, etc. Take Guduchi and Amalaki internally to improve your immunity.

Popular Health Tips

Foods For Hair Growth

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Foods For Hair Growth
  • Salmon. This fish is loaded with the strong hair supporters like vitamin D and protein, and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth by keeping your scalp healthy.
  • Yellow peppers
  • Oysters
  • Eggs
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Almonds
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Kidney Health - 6 Amazing Ways You Can Maintain It!

DM - Nephrology, DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
Kidney Health - 6 Amazing Ways You Can Maintain It!

Kidney is a crucial detoxifying organ that performs a lot of functions including, absorption of minerals, filtration of blood and production of hormones and urine. It also helps your body to maintain a healthy PH level. Since kidney failure can prove to be fatal, it is essential to keep it healthy, to ensure smooth function of your system.

The following are the tips to ensure the health of your kidneys:

  1. Adequate intake of water: It is advised to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily, to help your kidneys function properly.  Adequate intake of water ensures that your body is able to flush out the harmful toxins at regular intervals.  However, in case if you are already suffering from kidney disease, this point is not applicable.
  2. Control your blood pressure and blood sugar level:  Diabetes is one of the major causes of kidney failure. It is recommended to control your blood sugar level on a regular basis to ensure healthy functioning of your kidney. People who have high level of blood sugar and blood pressure are more susceptible to suffer from kidney disorders.
  3. Quit tobacco: Accumulations of toxins in your body tend to have a harmful impact on not only your kidneys but also on your overall health. It is strictly recommended to quit smoking and using other forms of tobacco to protect your kidneys from damage. 
  4. Reduce weight:  Obesity and the problem of excessive body fat are harmful for your body in more than ways than one. Being overweight makes you more susceptible to develop kidney cancer. Therefore, it is advisable to lose a few kilos to ensure the proper functioning of your kidneys.
  5. Avoid intake of analgesics without prescription:  Most analgesics have the tendency to be harsh on your kidneys.  Ingestion of analgesics increases your risk of developing kidney cancer. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen are some of the analgesics, which are known to affect your kidneys in the long term. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid taking them without consulting a doctor.
  6. Include healthy food in your diet:  If you increase the intake of green vegetables in your diet, it will help your body to accelerate the process of detoxification.  Fruits and vegetables including watermelon, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, garlic and onions provide considerable aid in removing the toxins out of your system. However, in case if you are already suffering from kidney disease, this point is not applicable.

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

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Asthma - 6 Superb Ayurvedic Ways To Help You Out!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Asthma - 6 Superb Ayurvedic Ways To Help You Out!

Are you suffering from wheezing or recurring symptoms of breathlessness and pressure in the chest? The good news is that these symptoms of asthma can be managed, controlled and relieved by an alternative treatment of Ayurveda.

Here are six Ayurvedic remedies for asthma:

  1. Diet and nutrition: You should chew your food properly and eat attentively. Avoid over-fullness of the chest and eat a little lesser than your capacity. The following fluid and food items are beneficial to prevent the onset of asthma:
    • Green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits
    • Onions, as they contain an anti-inflammatory compound called Quercetin
    • Tulsi, as it contains therapeutic benefits, which have the power to prevent asthma
    • Turmeric and honey as they can minimize nasal acuteness
    • Lukewarm water throughout the day
    • Ginger and pepper
  2. Foods to avoid:
    • Foods that aid in phlegm formation like too much sugar, pickles, ice cream, curd, cold beverages, etc.
    • Spicy and pungent food
    • Allergen-rich food like certain meat, fish, chocolate, preservatives, etc.
  3. Lifestyle changes and daily routine: It is essential to establish a daily routine in order to maintain a balanced bodily rhythm. When we eat, sleep or exercise at the wrong time, our body loses its natural cycle and will not cleanse or heal itself. Therefore, create a daily schedule to do the right things at the right time.
  4. Stress management: Asthma is often worsened by heightened levels of stress, anxiety and mental fatigue.
    • Hormonal changes caused by stress can aggravate the nervous system and depress the immune response.
    • Keep stress at bay and prevent asthma by doing some healthy breathing exercises.
    • For instance, practice pranayama to keep your lungs healthy and enable a fresh flow of air with its breathing techniques. Identify your trigger points for stress and alleviate them.
  5. Massage with herbal oil: Soothe and balance your nervous system with naturally herb-induced oils. The herbs present in the oils will penetrate your tissue beds and stabilize the affected areas:
    • Massage mustard oil and camphor over the chest and back of the chest to relieve breathing problems.
    • Sesame oil can also be applied on the chest.
  6. Yoga: According to Ayurveda, the accumulation of toxins in the body lead to asthma. An impaired digestion leads to the deposit of mucus or phlegm in the lungs, causing obstruction in breathing. Yoga is a proven remedy for asthma. It aims to have a positive effect on the body’s healing response and also strengthens the body's digestive system.
  7. Prevent asthmatic triggers: Make it a point to keep your surroundings neat and clean. Keep away from pollutants, dust, smoke, pollen and other medications that can trigger asthma.

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

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What to Eat & Not to Eat When You Have an Ulcer in Stomach!

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery ), MNAMS - General Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Pune
What to Eat & Not to Eat When You Have an Ulcer in Stomach!

Many times we forget about the importance of our health in the race to pursue our careers and goals. We take our bodies for granted and keep working them without stopping for a breath. While some may have mastered this art, there are many who may not be able to cope with such a lifestyle and may end up falling ill. The most common problem that most people suffer from is stomach upset, gas, or stomach pain, and all of this may be because of not eating right or having irregular eating habits.

It is due to such problems that people fall ill and then go to the doctor with a problem that may take much longer to treat. However, if the patient starts to check in with the doctor before the stomach pain worsens, it may be easier to treat because very often the pain arises from stomach ulcers. Ulcers are sores that are caused on the lining of the stomach or the oesophagus or even on the intestines. In serious cases, the sores may cause great damage to the stomach and may lead to much worse issues. However, with the right intake of food, the damage may be controlled in combination with medicines and treatment from experts.

Foods to avoid
In controlling the spread of stomach ulcers or peptic ulcers, it may be important to know the food that should be avoided so that the medicines and treatments taken for controlling the problem may work better. Here is a list of foods that you should avoid:

  1. Hot beverages such as tea, coffee, cocoa and milk should be avoided because they cause acid imbalance in the stomach.
  2. Anything that may contain caffeine should also be avoided.
  3. Alcohol should be completely avoided by those suffering from peptic ulcers.
  4. Citric or sour drinks such as grape or orange drinks should also be avoided for remaining at ease.
  5. Any spicy powders or seasonings, such as pepper, chilli powder and garlic should be excluded from the diet.
  6. Anything that is made from milk or cream and is extremely fatty in nature should not be consumed.
  7. Flavoured cheese that is strong and spicy should not be eaten.
  8. Meats that include high levels of fat or those that are highly seasoned should be completely avoided.
  9. Chillies or peppers in any form should be kept away from your diet.
  10. Anything that is made from tomato should also be avoided, such gravy, sauces or raw tomatoes.

When you start to keep your diet clean and healthy, it may be much easier for your doctor to cure you of stomach ulcers.

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

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

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda,
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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Table of Content

Pepper
Nutritional Value of Pepper
Health Benefits of Pepper
Prevents cancer
Cures impotency in male
Improves low appetite
Prevents respiratory disorders
Prevents inflammation
Prevents headaches
Reduces blood pressure
Improves brain functions
Increases stamina
Prevents wrinkles
Prevents dandruff
Relief from arthritis
Uses of Pepper
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pepper
Origin And Cultivation of Pepper