What is Black Pepper?
Black pepper is one of the most used spices worldwide. It is made by grinding peppercorns, which are the dried berries from vine Piper nigrum. It has a sharp and mildly spicy flavor that goes well with many dishes. Except black pepper is more than just a kitchen staple, it has been deemed the “king of spices” and used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years due to its high concentration of potent, beneficial plant compounds.
- Relieves Spasms
It is an effective antispasmodic and gives good relief in case of cramps, muscles pulls, spasms, or convulsions.
- Reduces Arthritis Pain
This is one of the best qualities of black pepper oil. It is warming, stimulating and improves circulation, thereby giving immediate relief for rheumatism and arthritis, particularly during the winter when the symptoms are aggravated the most. It is also effective in removing toxins like uric acid from the blood, thereby benefiting people suffering from chronic rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.
- Fights Wrinkles
The antioxidants in black pepper fight free radicals that cause signs of aging and harm your skin in more than one way. Black pepper fights the signs of premature aging – including wrinkles, fine lines, and even dark spots.
- Exfoliates Skin
Black pepper can be used as a scrub to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. This makes your skin smoother.
- Anti-tumor Properties
Antioxidants in pepper can prevent or repair the damage caused by free radicals and help prevent many diseases. According to a review study conducted by lead researcher Jie Zheng, that compared various spices, piperine found in black pepper exhibits antitumor activity for a few types of cancer – they include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer.
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