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Black pepper with excellent health merits and appealing taste, holds wonderful healing ability as an anti cancer, anti flatulent, anti bacterial and anti inflammatory agent on account of its anti oxidative potential. Belongs to the Piperaceae family and contains Pepperine, which is responsible for its spiciness. In Ayurveds, it is considered as the best tonic. It also gives relief in asthma, whooping cough, cough, and common cold. It also helps constipation, muscular strains, diarrhea and liver problems.

It is rich in K, Mn, Mg, Fe, vit C, vit A, B1(thiamine), vit B2(riboflavin), vit B3(niacin) and B6(pyridoxine), flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants such as lycopene and cryptoxanthin as well as dietary fibers and very low in sodium, sugar and some types of saturated fats. It regulates pulse rate and blood pressure. Black pepper seems to be very curative in case of toothy decay, toothache, eye diseases, ear-aches, joints pain; and is favorable for hernia, insect bites and hoarseness.

Despite its various benefits there are also some side effects as it causes sneezing. Patients who have been through abdominal surgery should avoid it on account of its irritating effect on intestines. It can cause impotency having negative effects on sperms. Moreover, it is harmful for ulcers and diverticutitis conditions. therefore, it should be consumed in moderate amounts instead of high concentrations.

Black pepper is one of the greatest benedictions of god and considered to be the best table spice. It has many impressive health benefits and is responsible for stimulating taste buds. It was used in ancient times for its beneficial properties and was traded over the entire world as the best spice.Black pepper is thought to be very effective table spice because of its excellent therapeutical properties. Black pepper is obtained from the black pepper plant. It belongs to the Piperaceae family. Pepperine, the chemical agent present in it is responsible for its spiciness and is well known for its healthy properties. I t makes the food more functional and health enhancing and known to be available in all seasons.

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