Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Black pepper is a spice also known as “kali mirch” or “king of spice”. It is native to India from Kerala. It comes from pepper


Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Black pepper is a spice also known as “kali mirch” or “king of spice”. It is native to India from Kerala. It comes from pepper fruit also known as peppercorn obtained from this plant looks like a berry fruit and belongs to Piperaceae family. It is used as a spice (main ingredient of Indian Garam Masala used in every kitchen) and medicines also. It contains the piperine chemical, so it is spicy in taste.

It is used as raw, oil form, powder, spices, cooking foods, health drinks, tea, sweet dishes, garnishing and thandai (In India). It is the excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium, iron and vitamins C and K, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, chromium, folic acid. Now time to check the amazing health benefits of black pepper as follows:

Black pepper helps to speed up the secretion of hydrochloric acid (HCL) in stomach to keep digestion regularly. It also encourage the sweating and urination due to diuretic in nature. Because proper digestion prevent against diarrhea, constipation, blotting, intestinal gas and colic diseases.

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It contains Piperine, that can stimulate the skin to produce pigment to prevent from vitiligo. According to clinical researches in London, piperine combination used with ultra violet treatment therapy to get rid of vitiligo. It also reduce the risk of skin cancers caused by the harmful UV rays.

It is the natural home remedy for common cold, flu, insect bites and cough if taken it with some honey due to its strong antibacterial property. It also helps to prevent from sinusitis, nasal congestion and keep arteries clean. In Indian Ayurveda it is used to treat various eyes related problems, combat with ear ache, hernia, hoarseness and gangrene.

It is also good for the treatment of asthma, whooping cough and keep digestion regular. The piperine in it, helps to increase the production of endorphin chemical in the brain, which is known as a natural mood booster.

As discussed on the other articles, the presence of potassium is required to maintain the body fluids those helps to control the blood pressure and heart beat rate. Iron is required for the transportation of oxygen to the body, repairing of worn out cells and for the production of red blood cells.

Manganese is a co factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is properly used by body. Calcium is required for the healthy strong bones and teeth. Magnesium is required for the proper functioning of nerve and muscles and it also helps to convert the blood sugar into energy.

Zinc is required for the cells growth and helps to reduce the excess amount of cholesterol deposits. Chromium helps to stimulate the fats and carbohydrates present in the body.

Nutritional Values of Black Pepper:

  • Energy: 255 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 64.81 g
  • Protein: 10.95 g
  • Total Fat: 3.26 g
  • Cholesterol: Nil
  • Dietary Fiber: 26.5 g
  • Choline: 11.3 mg
  • Folic Acid: 10.26 mcg
  • Niacin: 1.1 mg
  • Pyridoxine: 0.34 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.24 mg
  • Thiamin: 0.109 mg
  • Vitamin A: 299 IU
  • Vitamin C: 21 mg
  • Vitamin E: 4.56 mg
  • Vitamin K: 163.7 mcg
  • Sodium: 44 mg
  • Potassium: 1259 mg
  • Calcium: 459 mg
  • Copper: 1.12 mg
  • Iron: 28.8 mg
  • Magnesium: 194 mg
  • Manganese: 5.64 mg
  • Phosphorus: 174 mg
  • Zinc: 1.42 mg

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That’s why My mothers also used it to make Indian Garam Masala to add it in our all cooking vegetables, soups, pizza’s, pasta, juices and health drinks to get rid of these health conditions. So its time to start consuming black peppers in your daily intakes. It can be used to treat many other health conditions like cancer and tumors, preventing microbial and bacterial attack, protect from tooth decays and cavities.

Promotes weight loss, prevent water retention, treat scabies, reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, reduce inflammation, Alzheimer’s disease protection, type 2 diabetes, alleviates hemorrhoids and much more. If you know more health benefits of black peppers, then please share your knowledge with us to serve others better.


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