I have come to the conclusion that Scientist would better serve mankind if they were to conduct extensive scientific studies of every edible plant known to man and seek out those that may not be yet known.
The time has come to expand the research into the health benefits of piperine beyond rats to human beings and a search for the truth rather than a synthetic product.
They may not become billionaires, but the world could afford a better quality of life, and governments could greatly reduce the tax burdens of health care; and the billions could well be equal to millions in a better world.
Where ever you go in the world, when you walk into a restaurant, you will see a salt and pepper shaker on each table. Which ever Country in this world, and which ever home you enter you will salt and black pepper in some shape or form.
Black pepper is the Queen of seasoning, King of spices, and undoubtedly, the most popular spice for flavoring in the world. It is a flowering vine native to Southern India and has been cultivated for over 2000 years. Other leading countries where black pepper is gown are Vietnam, Indonesia, China and Brazil. The vine is best suited to hot and humid tropical climates. The vines take about three to four years to bear fruit.
There is a 2018 article by Sharon Laurent proving that black pepper can be grown easily in Trinidad and Tobago; Since this spice is so widely used, why has the Caribbean not experimented more with black pepper as a crop, Is economics a factor?
The world knows about the miraculous health benefits of Turmeric, but bid you know that curcumin the ingredient in turmeric is almost useless to your health without the addition of black pepper as an absorption agent.
piperine is the miraculous ingredient in black pepper; A scientific study has indicated that piperine can block the expression of a gene responsible for arthritis and could reduce pain and inflammation. Studies has shown that piperine can reduce pain in ankle joints;- anti-inflamatory
Health Benefits of Black pepper
Enhances nutrient absorption
Black pepper has been used in home remedies for ages ; it was also used in Ayurveda remedies
Enhances nutrient absorption; improves digestion of certain nutrients
A natural pain killer
Helps keep your food fresh
Burns fat -improves metabolism; increases sweating, Reduces flatulence
Acts as an aphrodisiac
Helps prevent certain kinds of cancer -(piperine)
May promote gut health-(can prevent stomach ulcers)
Helps with weight loss
May reduce appetite
Can remove gall stones
Can boost your immune system
Rich in antioxidants- reduction in age related macular degeneration, and possible reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart disease.
Rich in vitamins and minerals-Vitamins A, C and K
Helps you use less salt
Help relieves muscular and joint pain
Improves cognitive function
piperine in combination with other substances like caster oil is used for
May improve blood sugar control- (diabetes)
May lower cholesterol levels
A study in rats open the possibility of improving brain function; possibly useful for Alzheimers and Parkinson s
Studies in humans needed to verify results.
Black pepper and salt are used to cure and flavor a cross section of meats
It is more beneficial to use freshly ground peppercorns.
There is an Encyclopedia of Edible plants of North America-Nature’Green Feast, by Francois Couplan, Ph.D.
1. Here is challenge for the researchers and critical thinkers of the world, Can you find any edible plant or plants anywhere in the world that is not listed in the Encyclopedia?
2. Can you find out how many plants listed in the Encyclopedia have been researched for their health benefits.
Use a little Black pepper every day if you have no allergies.
For more information on Black Pepper, conduct some Internet research on the health benefits, start with -herbwisdon.com, or -selfhacked.com; you may well find more possible health benefits.