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Black Pepper Remedies

Black Pepper
Other Names: Black Pepper, Black Peppercorns, Kali Mirch, Hu Chai, Piper nigrum
Traditional Usages: Spice, Culinary, Medicine, Obesity, Toothache, Gum Swelling, Anti-aging, Arthritis, Asthma, Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Eczema, Itching, Bad Breath, Premature Ejaculation, Anorexia, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Improves digestion, Promotes sweating and urination,
Resources: Indonesia, India, Asia, Sri Lanka,
Parts Used: Dried Fruit, Essential oils
Herb Actions: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, carminative, expectorant
Herbal Research: Next to salt, pepper is the most popular spice being used continually for thousands of years, and being used in Indian cooking from around 2000 BCE.  Black pepper has vitamin C and A, flavonoids, carotenes and other antioxidants that help remove harmful free radicals and protect the body from cancers and diseases. Black pepper is a rich source of minerals: calcium, magnesium phosphorus, potassium, sodium and vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, vitamins B6, E, K and folate.
Black pepper is safe for most people when used in medicinal amounts


Black Pepper - Herbal remedy for Chilblains: Mix a quarter teaspoon of ground black pepper to one tablespoon of mustard or sesame oil and apply to affected area.

Black Pepper - Herbal remedy for Fainting: If you are prone to fainting spells keep black pepper handy. Sniff it and sneeze. The sneeze stimulates the brain's blood vessels and may help prevent fainting.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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