Black Pepper which is (Kurumulaku in Malayalam – Kali Mirch in Hindi – Marich in Sanskrit) is cultivated for its fruit. The “king of spices" is widely used in cuisines globally. It's indigenous to the rain forests of Kerala and also known as "black gold". Black pepper is actually a flowering vine. In Kerala it's still dried in direct sunlight. The fruit in the dried stage is known as peppercorn and that's used as a spice, medicine and seasoning. After drying it's consumed in the raw form.
Pepper is a good preservative which is used in baking, pickling, canning and for preserving meat. The world today consumes as much black pepper as all other spices combined.
- Black pepper helps in good digestion.
- Black pepper helps you lose weight.
- Helps in detoxifies your body, prevents cancer, cleanses your intestines and stomach.
- Improves the metabolic activity of the body
- Provides relief in the condition of constipation
- Helps to improve appetite and digestion
- Helps treat stomach ache, heartburn, indigestion, intestinal gas, diarrhea, cholera
- It can soothe a sore throat.
- It has great antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
- Additionally it helps to reduce pain and inflammation in the teeth.
- The Indian Black pepper has various health benefits and is used in combination with other herbs in ayurvedic medicine.