Black Pepper: Queen of spices
- Ayurveda Book
- 11 Mar, 2021
Black pepper is one among the most used spices in households, and is a major food enhancing agent. You would find it difficult to spot a house where black pepper is not used due to which it is also regarded as the “Queen of spices” which is used in a lot of recipes, be it vegetable, soup, or any dish. If we’re talking about black pepper, we can’t forget to mention black pepper oil and its importance in Ayurveda where it holds a distinct position.
Due to its properties, it helps in improving health and also enhance the color of the food.
Importance of Black Pepper in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, black pepper is considered a top-class medicinal ingredient. It has the power to eliminate Vata and Kapha defects. Black pepper works to increase our immunity. It also helps to increase our appetite by curing the problem of indigestion. Consumption of pepper powder ends stomach problems and also keeps the liver healthy. The effect of pepper works to make saliva in the mouth. This helps in purification of the body by excreting feces.
Black pepper is a famous ingredient treated as medicine for curing various illnesses. In recent decades, researchers conducted various researches and found out that pepper oil has several benefits. It helps in relieving joint pain and stomach pain. It also helps in lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and many other problems. This oil has antiviral and mono trap properties, which have positive effects on the body. In this article, you will learn about these positive benefits from black pepper oil.
Benefits of Pepper Oil
- Beneficial in preventing cancer cells from growing
A study conducted by US scientists revealed that pepper oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activity. This reduces the growth of cancer cells and prevents them from becoming tumors. Thus, pepper oil helps in avoiding fatal diseases like cancer.
- Good for use in aromatherapy
Some people take the help of aromatherapy (the process of healing with the help of medicinal fragrance) to relieve mental and physical fatigue. Using black pepper oil for this therapy is beneficial because this oil can increase focus. Also, massaging with the oil provides relief in muscles.
- Helpful in quitting smoking
A US report has revealed that inhaling black pepper oil helps to remove the habit of beedi-cigarette. Additionally, this oil also reduces the anxiety among the smokers.
- Effective in relieving diuretic problem
This oil is a great remedy for curing diuretic problems because urination (urination) and sweating are important to flush out toxins present in the body. Black pepper oil is also beneficial in keeping these actions right.
- Helps to regulate blood pressure
According to a report published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, pepper oil helps in controlling and regulating BP. The report revealed that pepper oil contains some enzymes that keep the blood circulation intact.
- Beneficial in reducing cholesterol levels
Certain studies have shown that black pepper oil helps in reducing the levels of fatty acids and triglycerides. Its intake reduces the amount of bad cholesterol in the body and increases the good cholesterol. The use of this oil as essential oil also reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke (paralysis).
- Effective in boosting digestive power
Black pepper oil is effective in relieving constipation problems. With this, diarrhea and acidity are also cured. In addition, this oil is also effective in gastrointestinal problems.
- Helpful in relieving pain
Black pepper oil has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, which assists in reducing arthritis-rheumatism (joint pain) and injury to the muscles. It also helps in easing neck pain.