Top 10 Benefits of Black Pepper

“King of Spice” black pepper  Black pepper “King of Spice” is incredibly popular spice.  From an omelette, pasta to a vegetable stir fry, black pepper enhances the taste of each food.

 

Below are some hidden benefits of black pepper:

 black pepper stimulates-appetiteStimulates Appetite:

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.

Improves digestion:black pepper improvesdigestion

Black pepper stimulates the taste buds and increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which in turn aids proper digestion.

 

black pepper aids in weightlossAids in weight loss:

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.

Relieves gas:black pepper relieves gas

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 treats teeth and gums problemsTreats teeth & gum problems:

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.

Nutrient absorption:black pepper increases nutrient absorption

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 clears congestionHelps Clear Congestion:

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.

 

Natural Antidepressant:black pepper is natural antidepressant

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.

black pepper benefits for hair Hair revitalisation:

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.

black pepper makes the skin radiantExfoliation:

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.

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