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Certified Organic Piper Nigrum

People take black pepper for stomach upset, bronchitis, and cancer. They take white pepper for stomach upset, malaria, cholera, and cancer.

Black pepper is sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating nerve pain (neuralgia) and a skin disease called scabies. Black pepper and white pepper are also used topically as a counterirritant for pain.

In foods and beverages, black pepper, white pepper, and pepper oil (a product distilled from black pepper) are used as flavoring agents.

How does it work?

Black and white pepper might help fight germs (microbes) and cause the stomach to increase the flow of digestive juices. There is conflicting evidence about their role in cancer. Some evidence suggests pepper might protect against colon cancer, but other evidence suggests it might promote liver cancer.

Airway inflammation (bronchitis).

Malaria and cholera.

Stomach upset.

Cancer.

Pain.

Scabies.

Health Benefits of Pepper Supplements

Like most spices of the Eastern world, pepper was traditionally regarded as a medicine as well as a seasoning. Black Pepper was believed to cure a vast array of conditions such as earache, indigestion, insect bites, joint pain, heart disease, liver problems and tooth decay. Black pepper is still widely used in standard Indian medicine as a natural treatment for chest congestion, colds and sore throats.

Pepper is currently enjoying some attention by herbalists and holistic professionals around the country as scientific research and controlled studies have suggested that piperine—a component of pepper—can significantly increase the body’s absorption of beta-carotene, vitamin B and selenium. In addition, black pepper extract has been found to contain anti-carcinogenic effects and antioxidant properties.

The Piperine in black pepper also has thermogenic properties and encourages the breakdown of lipids in the blood which are known to place individuals at risk for heart disease and stroke. Further studies are underway concerning its effect on beta-endorphin and serotonin production in the brain.

Cayenne pepper supplements may also offer a vast array of health benefits including improved circulation and the elimination of fatty deposits that cling to one’s arterial walls. Better circulation encourages the delivery of nutrients to the bones, tissues and organs.

Cayenne has been used in the Caribbean, India and Africa for centuries as a remedy for myriad digestive problems. Contrary to what most individuals

believe, pepper does not create stomach problems, but rather aids digestion and prevents nausea.

When one has what is commonly referred to as “upset stomach,” a dose of pepper can right this occurrence in certain cases. This is due to the fact that pepper is an acid forming rather than an alkaline forming food, and when ingested, stomach enzymes immediately go to work to balance the acid and alkaline combination that was momentarily disrupted by the introduction of pepper to the stomach’s lining. These enzymes coat the stomach immediately, and it is for this reason many people find almost instant relief from their nausea upon ingesting pepper. There is evidence that cayenne pepper may also increase the production of digestive acids and saliva, which break down food and speed digestion. Cayenne supplements may also bolster the immune system and help the body to fight colds and flu.

Health benefits of black pepper

Peppercorns contain an impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Peppers have been in use since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent properties.

Peppercorns are composed of health benefiting essential oils such as piperine, an amine alkaloid, which gives strong spicy pungent character to the pepper. It also contains numerous monoterpenes hydrocarbons such as sabinene, pinene, terpenene, limonene, mercene, etc., which gives aromatic property to the pepper.

The above-mentioned active principles in the pepper may increase the gut motility as well as the digestion power by increasing gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions. It has also been found that piperine can increase absorption of selenium, B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene, as well as other nutrients from the food.

Black peppercorns contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood

pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for cellular respiration and blood cell production.

They are also an excellent source of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as Pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin and niacin.

Peppercorns are a good source of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A. They are also rich in flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants like carotenes, cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lycopene. These compounds help the body remove harmful free radicals and help protect from cancers and diseases.

Black peppers (Piper nigrum), Nutritional value per 100 g.

Principle

Nutrient Value

Percentage of RDA

Energy

255 Kcal

13%

Carbohydrates

64.81 g

49%

Protein

10.95 g

19.50%

Total Fat

3.26 g

11%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

26.5 g

69%

Choline

11.3 mg

2%

Folic acid

10 meg

2.50%

Niacin

1.142 mg

7%

Pyridoxine

0.340 mg

26%

Riboflavin

0.240 mg

18%

Thiamin

0.109 mg

9%

Vitamin A

299 IU

10%

Vitamin C

21 mg

35%

Vitamin E-y

4.56 mg

30%

Vitamin K

163.7 meg

136%

Sodium

44 mg

3%

Potassium

1259 mg

27%

Minerals

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Calcium

437 mg

44%

Copper

1.127 mg

122%

Iron

28.86 mg

360%

Magnesium

194 mg

48.50%

Manganese

5.625 mg

244.50%

Phosphorus

173 mg

25%

Zinc

1.42 mg

13%

Phyto-nutrients

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Carotene-p

156 meg

Carotene-a

0 meg

Crypto-xanthin-(3

48 meg

Lutein-zeaxanthin

205 meg

Lycopene

6 meg



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