Black pepper is one of the most commonly used spices worldwide.
It has a sharp and mildly spicy flavor that goes well with many dishes.
Black pepper is rich in a potent antioxidant called piperine, which may help prevent free radical damage to your cells.
The piperine in black pepper eases digestion and stimulates the stomach, which then secretes more hydrochloric acid that helps to digest proteins in food.
Black pepper is antibacterial in nature, and therefore helps to cure cold and cough. A teaspoon of honey with freshly crushed pepper does the trick. It also helps to alleviate chest congestion