Sunday, January 4, 2015

Educational article | ‘Black pepper’ | its uses to cure diseases

             In our daily life, we use spices in our kitchen to cook tasty foods which come from different parts of herbs and plants. The spices have different kinds of qualities in them which help our body to run different systems. It has many disease curable qualities of particular ratio. Among the spices, the main ingredients are big cardamom, ginger, cubebs, black cumin seed, cardamom, mace, nutmeg, cumin seed, caraway seed, cinnamon, bay leaf, coriander seed, onion, long pepper, aniseed, fenugreek, liquorices, rape seed, cloves, chilli, dried ginger, turmeric, asafoetida and black pepper. Among these, black pepper is main ingredient that helps to cure many diseases. It is of two types; black and white. Both types of peppers have medicinal value.It is famous as ‘black gold’ for its best qualities. It has more value like gold as it has beneficial qualities. It is easily available everywhere. It helps in preserving health. In modern society, it is known as ‘king of spice’.

              It is mainly a reactor of hot spices. It tastes hard or chilly. It uses to prepare tasty food. It is known as ‘piper nigrum’ in the world of herbal product. It is a creeper; one can get raw and dry fruits throughout the year. We can get white pepper by uncovering the ripen cover. White pepper also use as spice commonly. South India is origin of pepper plant. It is also cultivated in the countries like Indonesia, Borneo, Taiwan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It is cultivated every where in south India. Its creeper grows on ever green plants and its length is up to 30- 45 meters. But it requires to climb 6-9 meters high. It gives fruits up to 25-30 years. 

         In the month of July it starts to flowering yellow flowers and give fruits within the month of Jan and March in next year.The fruits comes out after three years of sowing. In each and every bunch of fruit it contains 50-60 numbers of peppers. We can collect 4-5 kg of pepper per plant. Each pepper contains 59% of piperine, piperidin and Chavicine, 1- 2.6 % of scented oil and approximately 30% of starch. It has the qualities of hardness, scented and freshness. In the treatment systems of Unani and Ayurveda, it has described to use it in curing the diseases like phlegm, gout, asthma, constipation and sleeplessness. In South India, people use it to increase appetite and cure fever. The spice country India, uses it as spice for preparing tasty food. In Western countries also, most people use it as spice.

         In comparison to red chilli, it has more quality. In Ayurveda, it is used to destroy bacteria and virus and in Unani treatment system, it is used in diseases like stomach fever, toothache, pyorrhoea, paralysis ans eye diseases. It is fruitful in all type of contaminated diseases and also increases immune power of body, but before using it, we should consult an Ayurvedic doctor. As it is hot in nature, so it gives benefits to the patients of gout and phlegm. But the patient suffering from bile related diseases should not use more.

        There are some domestic uses of it. In case of suffering from cold and sneezing, use 1/2 teaspoonful of it and boiled milk once in a day for fifteen days. Take half teaspoonful of its powder, half teaspoonful of honey and make a mixture to get relief from cough. If a patient is suffering from phlegm, then give him 4-5 numbers of black peppers and 10 g of dried grapes; it will cure him soon. Lung diseases can also be cured by taking tea of black pepper and mint leaves. 

        In digestive disorders, take black pepper, black salt with curd. It will cure and make easy to the digestive system. Chew dried grapes with black pepper to avoid the problem of worm inside the stomach. In gastric problem, take 1/2 cup of warm water with lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoonful of black pepper powder and 1/2 teaspoonful of black salt, make a solution of it and take it regularly once in a day for 7 days. If you are suffering from constipation, take 4-5 black pepper with warm water at bed time. In case of dysentery and vomiting, take 5-6 g of black pepper, asafoetida, camphor and prepare tablets from its paste, take it at an interval of three hours. In case of indigestion, take half piece of lemon, take out its seeds, mix black pepper and black salt in it, warm it on a frying pan and suck the lemon juice slowly.

       White pepper and black pepper have more beneficial qualities in eye diseases. Prepare a mixture of fried wheat flour with cow ghee, white pepper and sugar, take 5 teaspoonful at morning and evening, it will increase the power of eye sight and other related diseases. It is more beneficial to take a glass of milk with black pepper. In the problems of teeth and jaws, mix black pepper powder with salt and apply on the teeth. It will give relief soon. Using this while brushing the teeth cures pyorrhoea and brightens the teeth. If there is bad smell releasing from mouth, chew two black pepper before brushing in the night. It is more beneficial.

       To increase memory power, take white pepper powder with honey regularly for a month. Collect four white peppers, two big cardamom, two soaked almonds, make a paste of it and take it with warm milk in the morning for two to three weeks, it will increase mental power. If you are suffering from headache, take a black pepper, pin it with a needle and burn it, when the smoke come out from it, take the smoke through the nasal cavity. 

   It will cure headache forever. Collect 20 g of black pepper, 20 g of cumin seed, 15 g of sugar, make a mixture of it and take it morning and evening everyday. It will clear the T.B disease. If anyone suffering from low blood pressure, take 5 black peppers with 21 dried grapes with water. Blood pressure will be normal after some days. In case of high blood pressure, take 4 teaspoonful of black pepper powder with half a glass of warm water in every two hours interval.

      To get relief from gout, take one teaspoonful of black pepper, boil it with sesame oil for half an hour, after cooling massage that oil on your muscles. If there are white patches on your skin, use black pepper regularly till the patches are vanishing. Though there is piperidin in it, it helps the skin to prepare pigment according to the colour of the skin.

      In this way, it is useful in the treatment of many diseases and it shows fruitful effect when used in correct ratio. There is the release of sweat from the body when we eat it due to which the body stays cool and we get relief from the symptoms of fever. Due to this, the blood circulation goes well. We can get relief from cold, cough, phlegm and viral infections when take tea with it.  

   It is beneficial in preventing the gas of stomach. It is a marvellous antioxidant and also works as an antibacterial. It is a good source of the nutritious elements like iron and manganese. These elements are necessary for the well function of the body.

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