Do you know that the native Indian spice of black peppercorn that we use generously while serving soups and pastas could be as generously used to fight infections and cure gastric problems? Packed with potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin K and vitamin C, black pepper is considered a vital healing spice in Ayurveda whose medicinal value outweighs its culinary usage across globe.
From curing common cold and cough to providing quick relief from toothache, there’s little that this spice can’t do.
Pepper helps to cure Vitiligo, a disease that causes skin to lose its normal pigmentation and turn white. Research says that the piperine content of pepper can stimulate the skin to produce pigment.
Also, treatment of piperine combined with ultra violet light therapy is far better than the chemically-based,harshertreatments for the disease.
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, black pepper helps to fight against infections and insect bites. Pepper also aids in keepingcholesterol levels low, thereby helping to reduce atherosclerosis, the condition highly responsible for heart attacks and strokes.
Relieves cold and cough
From treating sore throatto curing cold and cough, a teaspoon of honey with freshly crushed pepper work as an elixir of health. It also helps to ease chest congestion, often caused due to pollution, flu, or a viral infection. Given that black pepper is rich in Vitamin C, it also works as an effective antibiotic.
Improves dental health
Black pepper plays a crucial role in keeping your teeth in good health too. It helps fight tooth decay and provides quick relief from toothache. Just mix ground black pepper with clove oil andsmear the ointment on the afflicted area.
Black pepper is a natural anti-depressant. Piperine present in black pepper acts as an anti-depressant and stimulates the brain.