Black pepper (Piper Nigrum)

Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) is one of the most popular and well-known spices all over the world. Despite the spicy taste that offer in food, it also has some health benefits that are hard to ignore.

Grated or whole is available

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General Information

Black pepper (Latin name: Piper Nigrum) belongs to the Piperaceae family. It is mainly used in food as a spice. Despite its most well-known use, it can be used as a treatment for fever, hemorrhoids, and arthritis. It can be consumed as a food spice, tea, or tincture. Black pepper is native to India and Southeast Asia.

Health Benefits and Uses

Besides adding the pleasant taste to food, there is another reason that it is found in every table. Black pepper is a warming stimulant that is especially used for supporting digestion. Due to its consistency, it is useful to the treatment of common cold and flu symptoms and for mucus congestion.

A remedy from New England appropriate for a cough with thick mucus, but at the same time inappropriate for dry, irritable cough is to place a teaspoon of black pepper and a tablespoon of honey in a cup. Then fill the cup with hot water and let it steep for 10-15 minutes.

Furthermore, black pepper helps by increasing blood vessel size and is used for signs of stagnant circulation and for arthritic pain. Moreover, it helps with the symptoms of diarrhea, especially if the reason behind is flu. Lastly, black pepper increases the bioavailability of every other compound when it is added to a mixture.
However, the consumption of large doses could cause nausea and digestive upset.

Briefly, it is helpful for the following:

• Treatment of fever, hemorrhoids, and arthritis
• Warming stimulation
• Treatment of common cold and the flu
• Helps with stagnant circulation
• Improves the symptoms of diarrhea

Available Forms

  • Whole
  • Grated

Origin: Vietnam

The consumption of large doses could cause nausea and digestive upset.

Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.