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Proven health benefits of black pepper

Black Pepper is an important spice that we include in our foods. But, several people are unaware of the health benefits of this spice.

Pepper is rich in vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A, C, flavonoids, carotenes and antioxidants are present in it. Black pepper can also help reduce fever, cold, sneezing and sore throat.

Pepper helps in proper absorption of nutrients from food. The phytonutrients in the peel of black pepper help to eliminate fat. The main alkaloid components in black pepper help the cognitive function of the brain. It also increases the absorption of nutrients and improves the functioning of the digestive tract.

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Black pepper improves the absorption of nutrients. According to the National Library of Medicine, black pepper can help with weight loss, relieve coughs and colds, reduce bloating, improve immunity, and improve digestion.

Peppers are a good source of manganese, a mineral that aids in bone health and wound healing. Experts say that one teaspoon of black pepper contains 16 percent of the daily recommended value (DRI) of manganese.

Black pepper has ‘carminative’ properties. That means it eliminates flatulence and other digestive problems. Ancient medicine suggests that black pepper is considered good for soothing Kapha, Vata and Pitta.

Health benefits of pepper:

Improves immunity

Improves digestion

Promotes oral health

Clears nasal obstruction

Improves blood circulation

Reduces fat

Good for liver and heart (works in controlling cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure)

Helps with Alzheimer’s and overall brain health

Helps prevent and fight cancer.

Works to reduce inflammation in the joints and intestines.


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