- Antibiotic Properties
Black pepper has natural antibiotic characteristics owing to its vitamin C content. It curbs harmful free radical reactions and aids in the treatment of cancer, skin conditions, inflammations and infections.
- Digestive Diseases
Black pepper stimulates the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, enhancing the digestive process. This prevents acidity, gas or bloating after meal consumption. Black pepper essential oil exhibits carminative properties. It helps prevent and treat flatulence. It inhibits the growth of bacteria, which cause gas. Piperine in black pepper is mild laxative and helps relieve constipation.
Black pepper helps in boosting the metabolism in the body. This in turn is used as an aid in weight loss, sugar control and in reducing blood cholesterol.
- Cold And Flu
The antibacterial properties of black pepper are used for treating respiratory disorders. Black pepper eases mucous accumulation and eases out congestion.
Black pepper is a natural anti-depressant. Piperine present in black pepper acts as an anti-depressant and stimulates the nervous system. As a result, the cognitive capacity is improved.
Black pepper essential oil has a warming effect, which helps improve circulation and provide relief from arthritic and rheumatic pains. Black pepper essential oil helps reduce uric acid and benefits people who are suffering from rheumatism, gout, and arthritis.
- Dandruff Treatment
Add a teaspoonful of crushed pepper to a bowl of curd and apply it on your scalp, leaving it on for 30 minutes or so. Wash off with water. Do not use shampoo. Repeat this once a week.
- Hair Revitalization
Mix a teaspoonful of ground black pepper and lemon seeds and apply to your scalp and hair. This will revitalize your hair, making it shiny, lustrous and soft. Leave the mixture on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
Article authored by Dhvani Shah – CARER Clinical Nutritionist
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