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Black Pepper Benefits: 13 Reasons to Use This Wonderful Spice

KJ Staff
KJ Staff

Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices all across the globe. In India, it is known by different names like Nala Miriyalu in Telugu, Karumilaku in Tamil and Kare Mansu in Kannada. Pepper is a flowering vine, which is cultivated for its fruit. Scientifically black Pepper is called Piper nigrum. When the fruit of this vine dries, it is used as a spice. Black pepper is also called peppercorn.

Though we all have black pepper in our kitchen, but do we know how beneficial it is for our health. Black pepper have many positive effect on overall health as well as skin and hair. So let's know about some of the great benefits of consuming black pepper.

Black Pepper Benefits:

Helps in Digestion

  • Black pepper stimulates digestive juices and enzymes, thereby improving digestion power.

  • It affects the digestive power more.

  • Black pepper has a positive effect on pancreatic enzyme, which makes the whole digestive process work better.

For Cold-cough

  • For cold and cough black pepper has been used since ancient times .

  • It has antibacterial properties ,which help in relieving cold and cough.

  • If you mix a little black pepper powder in honey, you can get relief from cold and cough.


  • It contains antibacterial ingredients, which help protect you from infection.

  • The larvicidal effect present in black pepper helps prevent the spread of mosquito-borne infections .


  • Piperine present in black pepper helps protect against many cancers.

  • Piperine increases the absorption of many nutrients in your intestines, such as selenium, curcumin, beta-carotene, and B vitamins.

  • These are nutrients that are essential for gut health and cancer prevention.

For the mouth

  • Antibacterial properties of the piperines present in it prevent mouth infections.

  • It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which relieve gingivitis.

  • If you have gingivitis, add a little salt and water to the black pepper powder and gently massage the gums with this paste.

  • If you have a toothache, then mix black pepper powder in clove oil and massaging your teeth will provide relief.

Weight Management

  • Black pepper also helps in reducing weight .

  • Black pepper contains phytonutrients, which act to break down fat cells.

  • It improve metabolism.

Gastric problems

  • It have carminative properties, which help in relieving gas problems.

  • It is also effective in flatulence and stomachache.

  • Consume black pepper in your food if you have problems like gas.

Increase Appetite

  • The smell of black pepper works to increase appetite.

  • Mix half a teaspoon of black pepper and jaggery powder and use, if you have appetite problem.

Stress and Depression

  • It can also prove beneficial in stress and depression.

  • It contains piperine, which promotes the production of serotonin (a brain-calm chemical).

  • It increases beta-endorphins in the brain, which act as natural pain relievers and mood correcters.

Diabetes and blood sugar

  • It has antioxidant properties, which can help balance blood sugar levels.

  • It controls hyperglycemia, which aids in the treatment of diabetes.

Joint Pain

  • If you are suffering from problems like joint pain or arthritis, then consuming black pepper may prove beneficial for you.

  • It has anti-inflammatory properties, which help in relieving this problem.

For the brain

  • It is beneficial for brain health.

  • It contains piperine, which helps to inhibit the enzyme that breaks down serotonin.

  • It also helps to increase memory.

Help Quit Smoking

  • Black pepper can help in quitting smoking.

  • Hence those in a habit of smoking must consume it regularly.

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