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Black Pepper and Disease Prevention


Black Pepper

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.
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