A short read about the healthful effects of black pepper spice, and its tangible medical utility.
Black peppers were first discovered in India, around 2000 BC.. There were several strains of black pepper discovered in places such as Indonesia, India, and Vietnam during the years of the great spice roads that led from Europe to Asia.
Topically, black pepper extracts have been used in ancient Indian folk medicine for centuries for skin, eye, mouth, or throat infections.. However, it is ill advised to use black pepper extract or salve on the eyes/skin as this will cause painful irritation, you must remember that they didn’t have antibiotics at this point in time and irritation would be worth getting rid of an infection.. It also is an alkaloid, so it shouldn’t be damaging to your teeth and may be useful in emergency situations for teeth/gum cleanliness.
The main component of black peppers is piperine, piperine acts as a thermogenic (it makes your body warmer), and is an alkaloid. So if you dislike being cold during winter, black pepper spice is your friend. Along with this, I suppose it should be noted that overall body temperature increase increases circulation, metabolism, and immune function (for those of you trying to lose weight or have bad circulation).
Black pepper is a great addition to any supplement regime because it increases the absorption of helpful nutrients such as beta-carotene, curcumin, selenium, and B vitamins.
Curcumin is typically difficult to get enough of into your bloodstream (with or without turmeric, it’s still tough)to make a major impact on your brain, where it functions as an antioxidant.. Piperine has been shown to increase curcumin utilization in the body by around 2000%, according to a recent study, there is no explanation for this effect to date.
Since it is active against harmful microbes, one could use black pepper in food for esophageal infections… Also, since it makes you sneeze it may be useful for nasal congestion as-well. >:3
Sorry for the short write… As a summary, if you’re taking turmeric or beta-carotene regularly or for when you’re sick, consider adding black pepper to your regime. In emergency situations, it could be used topically for infections, or as a surface disinfectant. It increases overall body temperature.