YOU and ground black pepper sounds like such a simple

everyday item in our diets but I think you need to know about:


Organic ground black pepper and its health benefits


The following is from

They include relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, the

common cold, constipation, indigestion, anemia, impotency,

muscular stains, dental disease, pyorrhea, diarrhea, and heart



Black pepper is the fruit of the black pepper plant from the

Piperaceae family and s used as both a spice and a medicine.

The chemical piperine, which is present in black pepper, causes

the spiciness.  It is native to Kerala, the southern state of India.

Since ancient times, black pepper is one of the most widely

traded spices in the world.  It is not considered a seasonal plant

and is, therefore, available throughout the year When dried, this

plant-derived spice is referred to as a peppercorn and is then

ground into a powder to be put on food to add flavor and spice.

Because of its antibacterial properties, pepper is also used to

preserve food.  It is a rich source of manganese, iron, potassium,

Vitamin-C, vitamin K, and dietary fiber.  Black pepper is also a very

good anti-inflammatory agent.


Good for the stomach

Weight loss

Skin health

Respiratory relief

Antibacterial quality

Antioxidant potential

Enhances bioavailability

Cognitive impairment and neurological health

Peptic ulcers

Asthma and whooping cough

Dr. Mercola has some good facts on black pepper:

Black pepper helps shore up the system with other minerals like

potassium for controlling the heart rate and blood pressure, and

calcium to strengthen your bones and teeth.  Zinc, according to

studies promotes cell growth and is a stealth antioxidant,

protecting against free radical damage.

Black pepper contains essential oils like piperine, an ammonia-

derived alkaloid, which gives pepper its bold character and heat,

as well as the monoterpenes sabinene, pinene, terpinene,

limonene, and Mercene, which give this spice it aromatic

qualities.  All combined, these oils in aromatherapy can help in

easing aching muscles chilblains, and arthritis, and have a

curative property for constipation and sluggish digestion.


Now the good part:

A study by the University of Michigan Cancer Center found that

black pepper was found to prevent the development of breast cancer

tumors.  They found that the piperine content of black pepper

plays a key role in preventing cancers.  When combined with

turmeric its anticancer properties are heightened.