Black pepper is not only an excellent spice to add to your food but is also known to benefit your body, hair and skin in several ways. Read on as we delve deeper into the benefits of the spice and how you can use it outside of your kitchen…
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Health benefits

Aides digestion

Black pepper eases digestion by secreting hydrochloric acid as an alert before food consumption. This prevents intestinal and stomach diseases and relieves gas and acidity.

Flu remedy

Black pepper has antibacterial properties that are effective in treating respiratory disorders and works excellently in treating a common cough and cold.

Boosts metabolism

Loaded with the alkaloid piperine, pepper ups your metabolism and burns unwanted calories to reduce belly fat.

Skin benefits

Treats wrinkles

The spice contains high amounts of antioxidants that protects your skin against anti aging and prevents fine lines. So add the spice to your daily diet for beautiful skin.

Exfoliation

Black pepper has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help reduce acne. It also doubles up as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin cells while leaving your skin supple and radiant.

Hair Benefits

Treats dandruff

Pepper can be a remedy for a flaky scalp—two teaspoons of black pepper combined with one teaspoon of yogurt and apply it on your scalp before rinsing it off with cold water.

Promotes hair growth

If you’re looking for some home ingredients to help your hair grow faster, mix 3 tablespoons of lemon juice with a tablespoon of black pepper and leave the mixture on your scalp for 20 minutes before washing your hair with cold water.