Below are some hidden benefits of black pepper:
Apart from adding flavour and promoting digestion, black pepper works as an appetite stimulant. Research show that black pepper helps improve the appetite through olfactory stimulation. This makes it an excellent, simple remedy for those with a poor appetite.
Black pepper stimulates the taste buds and increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which in turn aids proper digestion.
Black pepper play a very important role in weight loss. The outer layer of pepper contains phytonutrients, which is responsible for the breakdown of fat cells.
Being a carminative, Black pepper helps to relieve stomach gas and prevents gas formation in body. If you are facing this regularly add pinch of pepper powder to spice up your dish instead of chilli powder.
Black Pepper is used as an antiseptic remedy for tooth-decay and gum swellings. Massaging teeth and gum with black pepper and little salt takes care of problems like toothache, bleeding gum and bad breath.
The piperine present in black pepper enhance the bio-availability (amount of nutrient absorb by the body) of many vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin C, selenium.
Black pepper can be used to clear up a stuffy nose and congestion as it helps loosen phlegm. It also has antimicrobial properties, which is why black pepper is included in various cough and cold remedies.
The piperine in black pepper acts as an antidepressant by increasing serotonin production. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter important for mood regulation. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression.
For revitalising your hair, and make it shiny, lustrous and soft, Mix a tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper and lemon seeds and apply it on your scalp. Leave it like that for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off using cold water.
Dead skins can be removed from your skin by crushing some black pepper and making a scrub to remove it. It will exfoliate the skin and also help in removing toxins from the skin and making it soft and radiant.