Black Pepper known as Piper nigrum is a well-known ingredient in Ayurvedic medicines. It contains active alkaloids that gives it spicy taste. In addition, it also contains Vitamin A, minerals and thiamine that makes it more valuable for different conditions and good home remedies. One of the reason black pepper is used in traditional cooking is to get all its benefits.
How to use black pepper for different conditions?
Controlling lice: Crush/powder 5-6 pepper, 5-6 sugar apple seed powder and mix with mustard oil. Before going to bed apply this mix on scalp. Leave it overnight, wash hair in the morning. This remedy also helps to reduce dandruff to certain extent.
Improve eyesight: Mix 1 tsp pepper powder in 1 cup yogurt and 1 Tbsp rock sugar and consume. This helps to reduce pressure on eye. Mix ½ tsp pepper with 1 Tbsp clarified butter and consume to get clear vision.
Toothache: If you don’t have time to see doctor, to reduce toothache-prepare paste of pepper and poppy seeds by adding little water. Mix the paste in a cup of water and rinse mouth few times a day. This reduces toothache.
Headache: Prepare fresh or dried black pepper paste and apply on forehead. This reduces normal headache as well as migraine headache.
For throat: To reduce irritation in throat, prepare pepper kashayam by adding following ingredients to 3 cups boiling water and milk – 2 tsp pepper powder, one-piece jaggery, 1 inch ginger, 1 tsp cumin powder. Sieve the content and drink liquid. This remedy is also good to bring down fever.
Mumps: Prepare pepper paste using water. Apply this on mump twice a day to bring down the swelling.
For intestinal worms: Mix 2 grams pepper powder to 2 cups buttermilk or sour yogurt an drink.
To reduce gas: To one cup warm water add 1 tsp pepper, 2 tsp lemon juice and drink twice a day.
Cough: Phlegm removal is important to reduce cough. Mix 2 tsp pepper powder in 2 Tbsp honey and 1 gm sugar or jaggery. Mix well and consume twice a day. This reduces cough.
Asthma: To reduce asthma, to boiling milk add 1 tsp pepper and drink. This reduces bronchial asthma.
For arthritis pain: Massage pepper oil on knee and other areas. This reduces arthritis pain.
Do not use black pepper more than recommended quantity to avoid burning sensation in stomach and during urination.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: April 29, 2019