Its October – It is the Autumn season in Europe and a time where a lot of people get a cold or some fever. Black Pepper is the perfect medicine to avoid this diseases. It relieves cold, bronchitis, sinusitis and much more.
Scientific name :Piper nigrum Linn.
Useful part: Fruits
Sanskrit name: Maricham/ Ushnam
- Reduces kapha and vatha
- Good for fever
- Anti asthmatic.
- Relieves cold, bronchitis, sinusitis.
- Anti toxic
- Anti spasmodic – good for arthritis.
- Anti helminthic.
Commonly used spice in Indian dishes. Black pepper act as a stimulant, carminative – good to relieve bloatedness, indigestion, distaste, low appetite. Black pepper is an important ingredient in most of the ayurvedic formulations for upper respiratory illness – chronic bronchitis, asthma, hiccoughs, rhinitis and sinusitis. Externally it is used on skin to relieve pain and as a stimulant to skin. It has a property to resist poison . Pepper is anti helminthic – has wormicidal property. It has aphrodisiac property as well.
Some drawback :
Over intake of black pepper can be unsafe during pregnancy and also can cause gastric irritation to people who are more prone to acidity.