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Black Pepper Health Benefits - Natural Cold Treatment

The world's most popular spice and cheese, eggs, fish, game, lamb, pork, poultry, salad, sausages, soup, steaks, tomatoes, veal. It is one of the most common spices added to cuisine and its descendants.Black pepper has been used since antiquity for flavour and as a medicine. Black pepper is the world's most traded spice. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine. Like many eastern spices, pepper is seasoning and a medicine. Long pepper, being stronger, was often the preferred medication.

Medical uses
Black Pepper used to cure illness such as constipation, diarrhea, earache, gangrene, heart disease, hernia, hoarseness, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, joint pain, liver problems, lung disease, oral abscesses, tooth decay, and toothaches.Various sources recommend pepper to treat eye problems, often by applying salves or poultices made with pepper directly to the eye. There is no current medical evidence that any of these treatments has any benefit; pepper applied directly to the eye would be quite uncomfortable and possibly damaging. Black pepper is widely used in traditional Indian medicine and as a home remedy for relief from sore throat, throat congestion, cough etc.

Other uses
Pepper known to cause sneezing. Some sources say that piperine irritates the nostrils, causing the sneezing. Some studies shown that piperine can increase absorption of selenium, vitamin B, beta-carotene and curcumin.

Nervous system
Piperine is known as a central nervous system depressant and has good anticonvulsant and antimicrobial properties.

Pepper contains small amounts of safrole, a mildly carcinogenic compound. Eliminated from the diet of patients having abdominal surgery and ulcers because of its irritating effect upon the intestines.In extracts from black pepper have been found  antioxidant properties and anti-carcinogenic effects.

Piperine present in black pepper acts as a thermogenic compound. Piperine enhances the thermogenesis of lipid and promotes energy metabolism in the body, increases the serotonin and beta-endorphin production in the brain.

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