The uses of pepper that are basically known to the general average of people if you ask, is that it is an indispensable condiment for the kitchen. But few knew that, for example, sprinkling pepper on food can soothe a cold, it can also serve as a detoxifier for the skin, and is even said to help fight cancer.
Prevents against cancer
Starting to add a little pepper can do great things for your health, like preventing breast cancer. Pepper has a chemical compound called piperine in its grains that may be able to help prevent the development of a breast cancer tumour, this is suggested by a study from the University of Michigan Cancer Centre. In addition, they have said that the possible benefits of pepper that prevent cancer are accentuated when it is combined with turmeric; combine these two spices in a rich and exotic Indian dish, like yellow curry.
Pepper can be an exfoliator for the skin
Exfoliating the skin with pepper makes you get smoother skin. Helps stimulate blood circulation in order to bring more oxygen and nutrients to the surface of the skin. The peppercorns help to remove dead skin cells.
In a bowl, mix 1 cup of organic sugar, 6 drops of orange essential oil, 1/2 cup of unscented neutral massage oil and a pinch of ground pepper and mix. Carry this mixture on wet skin in the bath or shower and begin to exfoliate by sliding in a circular motion for about 8 minutes. After that wash well.
Different colors of peppercorns
Black, white and green peppercorns are all fruits from the same plant, so they can all be used interchangeably. However, their flavors differ: Green pepper has a fresher flavor; black pepper is hot; white pepper is spicy but less aromatic. Choose the one that suits your palate.
Help in the laundry
Are your favorite clothes starting to lose their color? Go for your pepper shaker as pepper is a spice that can keep colors vibrant. Add a teaspoon of ground pepper to each load in your washing machine at the start of the cycle along with the detergent. The water will drain it, so you don't need additional cleaning.
Are you congested? Pepper can naturally decongest since it has chemicals that irritate the mucous membranes, which causes a more watery and thin mucus to be produced, that is, it causes a runny nose. This in turn helps clear the nasal passages. Just add a pinch of pepper to a bowl of soup or (organic) chicken broth, which is recommended in these health situations, and you will soon be breathing easier.
Diabetes is a disorder of blood sugar levels. There are two main types of diabetes, plus rarer forms such as diabetes that can happen during pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes results in high blood sugar levels because the body stops producing insulin, the hormone that regulates sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes leads to high blood sugars because the insulin in the body does not work effectively.