We usually underestimated few of spices and relegate them out, during our cooking. But with each spice there is a surprising fact, you might skip a few of them and their endless nutritional benefits.

As we know spices are never-ending ingredient without which food is baseless and becomes nutritionless. To start with today’s health beneficial spice we are none other than going to discuss “Black PepperKali Mirch. This spice belongs to the Piperaceae family and processed in different ways to yield different kinds of peppers. Maybe, you might not immediately accept that kali mirch is simply an alternative name of black peppercorn, or black pepper, a leading seasoning in a variety of cuisines.

Black Pepper (Kali Mirch)

This common and widely spice is used for seasoning. Black pepper is delicious and helps to enhance the flavor of anything it is sprinkled on. The spice origin develops from the berry which is delicious and complex as its flavor.

These small little black chunks pepper not only promotes the flavoring or seasoning of selective cuisines but also promotes medicinal health benefits as well. Enlisting black pepper health benefits includes below of health/ medicinal benefits.

a) Help Fighting Depression

b) Promoting Healthy Digestion

c) Treating Ulcers

d) Supporting Weight Loss

e) Treating Cough and Sore Throat

f) Heart Health

g) Prevent Cancer

h) Soothing Toothache etc

Nutritional Facts (Black Pepper)

Black pepper is highly nutritious spice which is full of multiple minerals and vitamins, containing; Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. With zero calorie spice, it provides protein of up to 10.95 mg per grams.

With all facts we would like to share our 7 Medicinal Health Benefits of Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) as follow;

1) Depression

A common disease which occurs due to mental health disorder, which characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interests in any daily life activity. A present compound called piperine, in black pepper, is very beneficial for depressed people. This spice also helps the functioning brain properly and enhances memory. Few published articles and medical journals are proven statements that regular intake of black pepper helped in alleviates depression, significantly increase in brain functionality.

2) Digestion

Digesting is important, a clear process which refers to the physical breakdown of large pieces of food into smaller pieces which can subsequently be accessed by digestive enzymes. An acid called “hydrochloric” which plays a very important role in the digestion process, where this spice is known to increase the secretion of this acid. This will also help prevent intestinal gas production and stimulates sweating and urinating, hence helps to remove toxins from the body. Black pepper is also known to be a good promoter of good gut health.

3) Cancer

Not an ordinary disease, but a terrific one which ruins anybody mental health. Again the piperine present in black pepper can be credited for preventing of cancer. Black pepper has Vitamin C, Vitamin A, flavonoids, carotenes and anti-oxidants which help to remove those harmful free radicals and secure the body from diseases such; cancer one of them. You may eat this as a seasoning or freshly ground pepper, and skip to cook along with the food.

4) Healthy Heart

You might prevent your heart from a heart attack, although black pepper is often recommended by doctors to any heart patient. But, what if this spice helps to remove the cholesterol build up in the arteries. Hence, this will help to protect the medical condition called “atherosclerosis”.

5) Cold and Cough

Naturally antibacterial spice “Black Pepper” helps fighting cold and cough germs. As we know black pepper is rich in Vitamin C, though works as a good antibiotic. All you need to add crushed black pepper with one teaspoon honey. This spice will also help alleviate chest congestion; caused due to pollution, flu, or viral infection.

6) Skin Health

Moving to this health benefit, everybody loves to have a clear, happening and glowing skin. So here, you all to know about a crushed black pepper which is one of the best exfoliators. It helps enable blood circulation and provides the skin with more oxygen. Adding this spice will also protect you from unwarranted skin wrinkles as well.

Tip: Don’t apply this crushed black pepper directly to your skin, as you may apply with mixing it with a bit honey, curd, or fresh cream to it.

7) Preventing Gray Hair

Not everyone likes those unexpected gray hairs, which is an issue for many young children’s, teenagers as well. So, here we have a way out with this wonderful spice black pepper, you may add of a quarter teaspoon of black pepper with a half cup of yogurt. Kindly massage into the scalp and sit for half an hour and rinse thoroughly.

Conclusion

As delicious as it may be in many recipes, black pepper has important nutritional aspects. Its unique combination of vitamins, minerals, and oils which provide benefits such as increased nutrient absorption, improved heart rate, and blood pressure, healthy cell of the human body.

It has been witnessed with more health benefits; black pepper is also one of an amazing way to reduce toothaches and other gum related disease and more. As it has an antimicrobial and antibacterial property.

With effective medicinal properties and enriched minerals and vitamins, we have summarized this article with information. This spice and its principles exhibit antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory activities and more. One study shows that black pepper constituents may be also useful in developing smoking cessation treatments.

Black pepper is one of the most desired and revered of all other spices. It’s been known for millennia that a tiny bit is all it takes to lend spicy warmth to foods, along with just a touch of energetic flavor.

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Jaya Chopra

Jaya Chopra

She is a Nutritionist with more than 5 years of professional content writing experience in the field of nutrition. She loves to share the knowledge and ideas through the effective way of blogs and article. She is a post-graduate student, a qualified Yoga & Diabetes Educator and pursuing diploma in food safety & quality management as well.