Sunday, February 19, 2012

Black Pepper: A great home Remedy for cough

Black pepper bags the title “King of Spices” and it have the qualities, which really justice to this title. Black pepper not only improves the flavor of foodstuffs but it also has a long catalog of therapeutic properties, which can treat a broad range of ailments. This spice occupies a prominent place amid household remedies and amid Indian kitchens because of its medicinal, culinary and aromatic properties. Black pepper has been used as a spice from ancient times. The native place of this spice is India, Madagascar and Egypt. It is a rich source of dietary fiber, iron and manganese. The principle alkaloid of black pepper is Piperine, which hinders metabolism of nutrients present in the body and helps to promote brain functions.

Black Pepper: A great home Remedy for cough
Black Pepper improves blood circulation, acts as an anti-depressant, enhances digestion, eases flatulence, relieves constipation and reduces the incidence of colon cancer and stomach ulcers. Black Pepper seeds are extensively used as an active ingredient in a variety of home remedies for various illnesses like cough, tooth decay, colic, lung disease, dyspepsia, liver problems, piles, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea and urinary disorders. Pepper is even good to fight infection, promote urination, lower fever, lessen pain and is a mental stimulant as well.

Effective Home Remedies for Cough using Black Pepper

Coughing is a natural defense reflex of our body by using which our body removes mucus or any other foreign material from the lungs and throat. There are normally 2 types of cough; one is dry or non-productive cough which doesn’t produce any mucus or phlegm from the lungs, and the other is a productive cough which produces mucus from the lungs. There are many home remedies, which can be used to effectively treat both the productive and the non-productive cough. While talking about cough home remedies, it is totally incomplete without the mention of the black pepper. Black pepper plays a very imperative role in healing cough as it opens the chest congestion by the loosening of mucous membrane.
  • An individual having cough may take 2 to 3 seeds of black pepper and chew it, or they can take and chew it by frying them in little oil.
  • Black pepper has strong bitter taste and that is why many people finds difficulty in chewing it, if you are one of them, you can take by adding 2 to 3 pepper seeds in a glass of boiled milk to relieve cough.
  • Suck on sugar candy and black pepper in dry cough as it opens up the throat.
  • Chew 4-5 black pepper seeds with 10 dried grapes; it is even very useful home remedy in cough.
  • While brewing a tea, grind and add 2 to 4 black pepper along with a clove, cardamom, cinnamon, few basil leaves and dry ginger. It is very beneficial against cold and works as anti-tussive.
  • Grind the equal quantities of black pepper and sugar candy, and then mix it with clarified butter to prepare pills. Suck on the pill at a time. This will help to ease the dry cough.
  • Take equal amounts of ground black pepper, long pepper and dry ginger powder and make a proper mixture of them. After that, take this mixture several times in a day by adding pure honey in it to get relief from cough. This is regarded as one of the best home remedy for cough.
  • The other way for healing cough with the use of black pepper is taking it with cumin seeds. Take the powder of both black pepper and cumin seeds in equal amounts to make a proper mixture and then add 1/2 spoon of salt to this mixture. Lick it slowly.
  • Grind 3-4 black pepper seeds and make a fine powder of them. After that, mix this powder with a large tablespoon of honey and swallow it rapidly as it tastes unpleasant. You can take this mixture before going to bed for cough free nights. The black pepper is highly spiced and honey aids in decreasing the spicy levels.
  • Prepare black pepper tea. This cough remedy is originated in 2 very different traditions: traditional Chinese medicine and New England folk medicine. To brew the tea, take two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper in a cup. Then, fill the cup with boiling water and let covered, steep, for 15 minutes. Strain it and take it. This is best home remedy for coughs that produce mucus, but it is not appropriate for dry coughs. The underlying principle behind this remedy is that black pepper stimulates mucus flow and circulation, and honey is a mild antibiotic and natural cough reliever.
Other Home Remedies with Black pepper

Check out some other effective and simple home remedies with the use of black pepper, which would guide you to cope with day to day health problems.
  • Take a cup full of water and add 1 teaspoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 2 teaspoon lemon juice. Mix well and then drink it, it is very helpful remedy in reducing weight.
  • Take 1 teaspoon of clarified butter in a pan and heat it, subsequently add 3 to 4 black pepper seed and then a glass of milk. After that, add 3 to 4 crushed almonds, and allow it come to a boil. Sugar can be added for the taste. This remedy is helpful in cases of sexual debility while taken at bed time.
  • Take a glass of butter milk, mix 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and finely diced onion to it, and then drink it to maintain cholesterol level.
  • Make a mixture of black pepper powder and ginger juice, and take this mixture after meals to ease indigestion problems.
  • Make a paste of black pepper powder and clarified butter. Application of this paste is very advantageous in skin disorders like eczema, scabies and skin allergies.
  • The people of rural area use the black pepper powder as inhalation in cases of hysteria and fainting.
  • To treat asthma, boil 10 to 15 basil leaves, 8 to 10 black pepper and 2 clove buds in water for 15 minutes. Filter it and add two teaspoon of honey to it. Take this mixture with milk.
  • For curing toothache, make a paste from black pepper powder and clove oil, and apply it on the affected part.
  • A formula for thin people; chewing of 8 to10 black pepper seeds with betel leaf in early morning on an empty stomach is recognized to be advantageous in gaining weight. A course of 2 months will gain weight and transform the thin person into a healthy individual.
  • Grind 5 to 6 black pepper and make a paste by mixing with natural honey. This formulation is useful as appetite stimulant.
  • Take equal quantities of black pepper, cumin, cinnamon and cardamom seeds, and make a very fine powder of them. Sniffing of this powder is very useful to induce sneezing for the people who are suffering from blocked nose due to cold.
  • Black pepper is even a helpful remedy for Balding. Make a thick paste by using black pepper and lemon seed. Daily application of this paste to the balding areas 15 minutes prior to getting into the shower can stimulate hair growth.
  • Take 20 grams of black pepper powder and mix with 10-10 grams of dry ginger powder, long pepper, rock salt and cumin powder. Take half teaspoon of this powder with water after meal to cure indigestion.
  • If you are suffering from the low blood pressure problems, then take 5 black pepper seed with 21 dried grapes 2-3 times a day.
  • Grind and mix 20 grams black pepper, 10 grams cumin and 15 grams sugar. Take it with water at daily morning and night; it will help to ease piles.
  • Mix half teaspoon of grinded black pepper with clarified butter and consume at daily morning and night to improve the brightness of eyes.
  • If you have congestive headache, make a paste by using two black peppers and goat's milk, and then place it in nostrils.
  • External application of mixture of pepper powder and ox-bile is very useful in curing pimples.


Interesting Black Pepper and Honey! Will definitely try this remedy the next time i get a cough. :) Thanks for sharing this tip.

These recommendations are definatley gonna bring profound results, many of them has already been tested and been used for ages.

is it effective to drink black tea with black peppercorns before going for delivery of a baby

very benificial in cough....tried and tested share with friends too

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