Health Benefits Of Black Pepper- A Versatile Spice

A versatile spice with warm earthy taste, black pepper has been used in India since times immemorial. As a matter of fact, this spice was known as "black gold" and a symbol of wealth in Ancient Rome. One of the earliest commodity to be traded across the world, black pepper is truly the king of spices. From adding a spicy kick to bland dishes to being a surprising companion in a few desserts, this spice is found in every kitchen. Let's talk about the health benefits of black pepper. However, to reap the many benefits try using the variety grown without or with minimal pesticides.


May Help Prevent Cancer:

Loaded with antioxidants, consuming black pepper helps maintaining overall health. Additionally, it also helps reduce the damage caused by free radicals, which may help reduce the risk of cancer. The vitamin A present, also helps reduce cancer risk. Now, did you know this health benefit of black pepper?

Also read: Beverages & Drinks Rich In Antioxidants

Aids In Weight Loss:

Studies indicate, consuming black pepper may help reach your weight loss goals. How? This is due to the fact that this spice helps increase metabolism. Also, black pepper causes the body temperature to rise that may lead to calorie loss as the body tries to cool down. So, do not hesitate to add a little bit of black pepper to your dishes.

Earthy Flavours sources farm fresh pepper from small farms in Kerala. As a matter of fact, apart from superior farm fresh taste, these spices are grown with loads of love & minimal pesticides. Do reach out to us on contactzenretail@gmail.com to place orders. 

Helps Keep Digestive System Healthy:

Consuming black pepper helps the stomach release hydrochloric acid which in turn aids proper digestion. Moreover, adding a little black pepper to your food helps keep other gastrointestinal disorders at bay. This spice is good for constipation too!

Helps In Blood Purification:

Black pepper is known for it's blood purifying properties due to presence of a compound known as piperine. It also helps in detoxification of the body as it promotes sweating & urination. 

Good For Heart Health:

Black pepper is great for your heart too! The blood purifying properties help in clearing arteries leading to better heart health. Moreover, it promotes removal of toxins from the blood, encouraging better heart function. 

Helps Keep Skin Healthy:

The anti bacterial & anti viral properties present in pepper helps fight skin infections. Further, it helps improve blood circulation that helps you achieve a healthy glowing complexion. It also helps get rid of dead skin cells due to it's exfoliating properties. However, do take a small patch test before using powdered pepper as a face scrub. 

Benefits of black pepper & honey:

Suffering from frequent cold & coughs? Try making a simple tea with black pepper, honey & water. Boil water & add freshly crushed peppercorns. Let the mix steep for 4-5 minutes. Next, strain & add honey. Finally, mix well & consume warm.

This simple drink also helps boost immunity.

Also read: Pathimugam- Pink Herbal Drink From Kerala

Black pepper health benefits according to Ayurveda:

According to Ayurveda, black pepper helps cleanse the body & helps in better absorption of nutrients. Furthermore, it is considered a healing spice. It also helps stimulate appetite, help free flow of oxygen to the brain & is beneficial to the respiratory system. Also, it helps pacify Kapha & vata, bringing a balance to the body. 

Side effects of black pepper:

What happens if you eat too much black pepper?

Too much of black pepper may irritate the stomach & cause a burning sensation, Furthermore, a few may experience severe digestive issues. Also, consuming it in larger quantities may cause irritation in the mouth.

So, tell us what are your favorite recipes with black pepper? 


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