Black Pepper – Black pepper is the fruit of the black pepper plant from the Piperaceae family and is used as both, a spice and medicine. The chemical piperine, present in black pepper, causes the spiciness. Since ancient times, black pepper is one of the most widely-traded spices in the world.
Black Pepper has antibacterial properties, is also a very good anti-inflammatory agent. Improves digestion, black pepper aids in weight loss, and treats sinus, asthma, and nasal congestion. It also reduces the risk of cancer, and heart and liver ailments.