English – Black pepper

Hindi – Kali mirch (कालीमिर्च )

Sanskrit – Marich , Vellaja

Latin – Piper nigrum

General Description

An evergreen vine on India’s Malabar Coast, Black pepper is the greyish-black, wrinkled fruit of the plant and has a spicy, pungent aroma. Used as a culinary spice and medicinal herb, the active component of pepper, called “piperine,” contains natural alkaloids that are responsible for its health benefits. It is a key ingredient in Trikatu, an Ayurvedic blend of black pepper, long pepper, and ginger. It strengthens the Pitta Dosha and lowers the Vata and Kapha Doshas and enhances the action of other herbs. Forms an active ingredient in ORGANIC INDIA Black Pepper Powder, Turmeric Formula supplement, Ayush Kwath , Tulsi Detox Kahwa

 

Benefits

Helps stimulate the release of digestive enzymes, boosts nutrient assimilation, supports the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, chronic constipation, and gastritis, enhances immunity,  protects against cell damage and aids detoxification, and helps clear the respiratory system of congestion.