Black Pepper For Health enclose not only anti-inflammatory, antioxidant , antibacterial , anti-viral ,anti-fungal, anti-microbial , anti-diabetic activity and fever reducing actions but also immune system-enhancing and health boosting benefits and considered as depository of antioxidants, minerals and micronutrients. This round spice is a thermogenic food, which helps to speed up the metabolic process and burn calories more quickly.

Immune Boosting Spices

Table of Content

1)What Is Black Pepper (Golki) ?

2)Benefits of Black Pepper (Golki) For Health

3)Black Pepper (Golki)  Nutrition

4)Black Pepper (Golki)  Uses

5)Black Pepper (Golki) Side Effects

What Is Black Pepper (Golki) ?


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Black pepper is pepper which is dark in color and has been made from the dried berries of the pepper plant. or the dried black berries of the pepper, harvested while still unripe and used either whole or ground as a spice and condiment.

peppercorns harvested while half-mature and just about to turn red. They are then left to dry under the sunlight until they dry, shrivel and turn black (black peppercorns). Alternatively, green peppercorns picked while the berries are still unripe and green. The white peppercorn got its name when an entirely ripe berry soaked in the brine in order to remove its dark, outer skin, exposing inner white-color pepper seed.

Black Pepper (Golki) For Health benefits

1) Black Pepper (Golki) as Immune Boosting 

  • Black pepper, the ‘King of Spices’, support  NK cells or natural killer cells which killing virally infected cells, and detecting and controlling early signs of cancer as well as protecting against disease. 
  • Black pepper antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, help to prevent from infections , provide relief from the discomfort.
  • Black pepper is also enriched with vitamin C, which boosts the immunity and used as powerful antibiotic.
  • Research published in the Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources found that black pepper destroys bacteria and viruses.


2) Black Pepper (Golki) as Powerful Antioxidant

  • Black pepper is rich in a powerful antioxidant called piperine, which help to prevent free radical damage of cells.
  • Black pepper is full of powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help the body fight a multitude of disease-causing bacterial, helps with building resistances against bacteria as well as viruses, prevents cell damage and oxidation. Multiple studies recently revealed that black pepper contains a very high level of antioxidants such as piperine, volatile oil, oleoresins, phytonutrients, and alkaloids.

  • Scientists from Symbiosis International University, in India, found doses of pepper, when mixed with cardamom, stimulate white blood cells at the site of infection which aids a speedy recovery from disease.


3) Black Pepper has Anti-inflammatory properties

  • Piperine present in black pepper effectively fight inflammation, overthrow blockage in the airways caused by asthma and seasonal allergies .
  • Black pepper is known to remove chest congestion and blockage nose. Mixture of black pepper and honey used widely as cough preventive.
  • Black pepper has great anti-inflammatory properties which reduce intestinal gas. It warms the body and developing sweat thus releasing toxins from the body.
  • Studies in rats with arthritis were, given piperine treatment, resulted in less joint swelling and fewer blood markers of inflammation.
  • A study showed that black pepper helps the growth of several bacteria.


4) Black Pepper (Golki) Improve brain function

Black pepper shows diminish brain diseases and improve brain function. It  gives benefits for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.


5) Black Pepper Improve blood sugar metabolism

  • Studies suggest that piperine , compound of Black Pepper may help improve blood sugar metabolism.
  • In one study, rats fed a black pepper extract had a smaller fasten in blood sugar levels after consuming glucose compared to rats in the control group.


6) Black Pepper (Golki) Reduce cholesterol 

  • Black pepper extract reduce cholesterol levels.
  • In one 42-day study, rats fed a high-fat diet and a black pepper extract had decreased blood cholesterol levels, including LDL (bad) cholesterol. The same effects were not seen in the control group .


7) Black Pepper (Golki) has Cancer-fighting properties

  • Black pepper contains an active compound piperine, has cancer-fighting properties which slowed the growth of cancer cells like breast, prostate, and colon cancer and forced cancer cell death in test-tube studies.
  • Research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that its powerful effect on the immune system could prevent cancer or reduce the chances of catch on by directly applicable to cells.


8) Black Pepper (Golki) Boost the soaking up of dietary additive

  • Piperine increase the soaking up of dietary additive that have potential cholesterol-lowering effects like turmeric and red yeast rice. For example, studies have shown that black pepper may increase the absorption of the active component of turmeric — curcumin — by up to 2,000% .
  • It also increase the soaking up of essential nutrients like calcium and selenium.


9) Black Pepper (Golki) Improves digestion

  • Studies support that it improves digestion by helping in the breakdown of proteins, protects the intestinal tract against bacterial growth and increase the good bacteria in gut .
  • It is effective in killing in e-coli and salmonella.


Black Pepper (Golki)  Nutrition

Black Pepper Nutrition FactsAmount: 1 cup
Total Weight: 102 g
Nutrients Amount
Basic Components  
Protein 11 g
Water 10.7 g
Ash 4.4 g
Phytosterols 94 mg
Total Calories 257
Calories From Carbohydrate 210
Calories From Fat 28
Calories From Protein 19
Total Carbohydrates 65 g
Dietary Fiber 26 g
Sugar 655 mg
Fats & Fatty Acids  
Total Fat 3.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 757 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 156 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 711 mg
Vitamin A 560 IU
Vitamin E 1.1 mg
Vitamin K 168 mcg
Thiamin 111 mcg
Riboflavin 184 mcg
Niacin 1.2 mg
Vitamin B6 298 mcg
Folate 17 mcg
Choline 11.5 mg
Betaine 9.1 mg
Calcium 454 mg
Iron 9.9 mg
Magnesium 175 mg
Phosphorus 162 mg
Potassium 1.4 g
Sodium 20 mg
Zinc 1.2 mg
Copper 1.4 mg
Manganese 13 mg
Selenium 5 mcg
Fluoride 35 mcg

Black Pepper (Golki)  Uses

The use of black pepper in food is limitless. Freshly crushed pepper can be added in almost anything — from salads, sunny side-ups, and soups, to pastas, and even buttermilk. You can use it to spice up sauces for steaks or curries, or use it to coat meats such as duck or chicken before grilling it. 

black pepper use to keep ants away from home, drive away bugs from eating your delicious garden vegetables, temporarily fix a radiator leak, and even stop bleeding on a minor wound.

Black pepper with turmeric

 Piperine slows the breakdown of curcumin by the liver, increasing its blood levels. Secondly, piperine makes it easier for curcumin to pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. As a result of the combination, the health effects of turmeric get enhanced, making it a more beneficial spice altogether. When mixed together, they for a sort of potion where the effects of curcumin, the compound present in turmeric, increases manifold.

How To Make Black Pepper Tea

Take 2 cups of filtered water, 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of freshly chopped ginger.

First, bring the water to a boil. Add all the ingredients. Turn off the heat and allow it to steep for about 5 minutes. Strain into a mug and drink while hot.

How To Make Black Pepper Sauce

Take 60 grams of chopped butter,1/4 cup of red wine,2 cups of Massel beef stock, 2 finely chopped eschalots and 2 teaspoons of cracked black pepper

Over a medium frying pan placed over medium heat, melt half the butter until it foams. Add the eschalots.Keep stirring and cook for about 5 minutes until the eschalots have softened. Add the red wine and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook the sauce for about 2 to 3 minutes or until it is almost evaporated. Add the stock and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low. Stirring occasionally, simmer for about 10 minutes. The stock must be reduced to half and slightly thickened. Whisk in the remaining butter until it melts and the sauce has slightly thickened. You can serve the sauce with steak.

How To Make Black Pepper kadha for Immune Boosting 

Take 1 tbsp crushed black pepper, 1 tbsp cloves, 1 stick cinnamon, 5-6 tbsp small sliced ginger , 1 tbsp munakka, 5-6 Tulsi leaves, 1 Black or 2 green cardamom, 1/2 cup small sliced raw turmeric

Boil  all the ingredients in 4 cups of water until the water reduced to half. Put 1 tsp honey in a cup and strain the kadha. Sip when warm.

Black Pepper (Golki) Side Effects

1)Eye Redness

If black pepper gets into the eye, it can cause redness and burning.

2)Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

In pregnant women, higher doses of black pepper can lead to miscarriage. During breastfeeding, the consequences of intake of excess pepper are not clearly known but some allergies to breast feeding mothers is found. So stay safe and limit consumption to normal doses. Pregnant or lactating women and anyone with gastrointestinal or fertility issues must stay away from black pepper since it doesn’t get metabolized while in the bloodstream. Black pepper can reach babies through breast milk or the umbilical cord in pregnant women.

3)Burning sensation

Black pepper is found to cause stomach burns when taken in large quantities. When large quantities of black pepper enter the lungs, it may cause death. Black pepper is known to cause burning sensation inside the stomach in certain people,

4)Cause Gastrointestinal Issues

The piperine in black pepper (which is also one of its most beneficial compounds) can leave a sharp, ‘burning’ aftertaste and cause gastric mucosal injury.

5)Promote Absorb Certain Drugs

Black pepper promotes the absorption of certain drugs. These include those that boost hepatic metabolism and antihistamines that fight allergies

6) May Interact With Certain Drugs

The piperine in black pepper can interact with certain coadministered drugs. Though this may lead to benefits in some cases, it can also cause adverse effects .

7) May Affect Male Fertility

It increased the concentration of harmful radicals in the epididymis (a duct in the male reproductive system where sperm is stored).

8)May Cause Skin Redness

A study states that cosmoperine, a compound isolated from black pepper, causes skin reddening due to vascular engorgement.

9) Can Cause Death If Enters The Lungs

Death by black pepper is only possible if you accidentally breathe in specs of fine peppercorn dust, and have it directly bypass all airway passages, mucus layers, and lung bronchi to have it come into contact with your lungs.

Because black pepper cannot be metabolized through the lungs, it’ll eventually reach your bloodstream which will then cause death.

10) Harmful Reactions With Certain Drugs

Black pepper doesn’t work well when mixed with certain drugs such as antihistamines, which used to relieve symptoms of allergies, reducing the effectiveness of intestinal absorption and hepatic metabolism of drugs.

11)Irritant Nature

The piperine in black pepper is an irritant. Inhaling the smell of black pepper can irritate the nerve endings in the nasal mucous membrane.

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