This spice is ideal for general prevention of diseases and disorders. Unfortunately, most commercial ground pepper is roasted and is therefore an irritant rather than a stimulant. To make fresh ground pepper, we should use a peppermill and whole peppercorns. For the acute conditions it must be used several time a day. Freshly ground black pepper can be stirred into soups, herbal teas, or added to food.
Properties of Black Pepper:
- Black pepper is warming; it stimulates a warming stream of energy in the body. It particularly warms the abdomen and is used in the treatment of diarrhea and watery stools.
- Black pepper is diaphoretic—opens the pores for sweating and is useful at the onset of the common cold.
- It is a very hot/pungent flavor and it benefits the lungs and assist in the protection against simple viral infections such as colds and flus.
- It counteracts food poisoning and indigestion.