Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family piperaceae, cultivated for its fruits known as peppercorn. It is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.
Black pepper is native to the Malabar coast of India and is one of the earliest species known. Widely used as a spice around the world. Ground, dried and cooked peppercorns have been used both for flavour and as a traditional medicine.
Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice, and is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world.
It is useful in losing weight, since the outer coat of peppercorn positively affects the breakdown of fat cells in the body.
Black peppercorns are used remedies in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani medicine in India.
Black pepper have been used for such illnesses as constipation, diarrhoea, earache, gangrene, heart disease, hernia, hoarseness, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, joint pain, liver problems, lung disease, oral abscesses, sunburn, tooth decay, and toothaches.
Black pepper is highly beneficial provided they are freshly cracked and used immediately.It has high antioxidant levels.Pepper is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin K, a very good source of copper and dietary fibre, iron, chromium, and calcium.
Benefits of black pepper
1.Good for digestion
3.Prevents skin cancer
4.Treats gum problems
7.Helps clear congestion
9.Helps weight loss
10.Relieves menstruation pain
11.Improves kidney function
12.Healthy skin care
BLACK PEPPER TEA FOR COLD
Half teaspoon of black pepper
One inch of ginger root
One tea bag
One cup of water
In a pan add a cup of water come to a boil and add the crushed ginger let boil for 5 – 7 minutes.
Strain it into a cup.
Now soak the tea bag for two minutes.
Then add black pepper and mix well.
Now enjoy the black pepper tea.