Latin name: Piper nigrum Piperaceae
Sanskrit/Indian name: Maricha, Vellaja, Krishna, Kalimirch
Black Pepper is an extremely popular and important culinary ingredient used in cooking worldwide. Beyond flavoring food, the herb has a host of medicinal benefits. It enhances the function of the digestive tract, which eliminates flatulence and bloating. Herbal mixtures containing Black Pepper are helpful in treating bronchial congestion.
Piperine, chavicine, piperidine and piperettine are the principal constituents of Black Pepper, which give the herb its therapeutic properties. Pipperine is largely responsible for the herb’s acrid taste.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Black pepper relieves cough.
- The herb aids the digestive process by optimally increasing gut function.