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Black pepper and white pepper are made from the Piper nigrum plant.
Black pepper is ground from dried, whole unripe fruit. White pepper is
ground from dried, ripe fruit that has had the outer layer removed. The
black pepper and white pepper powder are used to make medicine.
People take black pepper for stomach upset, bronchitis, and cancer. They take white pepper for stomach upset, malaria, cholera, and cancer.
Black pepper is sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating nerve pain (neuralgia) and a skin disease called scabies. Black pepper and white pepper are also used topically as a counter-irritant for pain.
In foods and beverages, black pepper, white pepper, and pepper oil (a product distilled from black pepper) are used as flavoring agents.
Ward off garden pests
A garden not only needs to be watered and exposed to sunlight—but it also needs to be protected. Luckily, pepper offers an easy deterrent. If you have trouble keeping animals out of your garden, pepper is a safe and effective way to protect your delicate produce.
Dead skin cells can build up over time and take away the vibrancy of your complexion. But it’s okay, the solution is as close as your spice rack. Add some ground black pepper to your morning routine, and your face just might thank you. Buff away dead skin cells with black pepper by using it as a facial scrub.
Clear up a sinus infection
A sinus infection: You can’t breathe, you can’t sleep, your head is pounding, your nose is dripping, your ears hurt… the list goes on. You definitely don’t want to let a sinus infection get out of control without seeing your doctor, but black pepper can help clear up the mucus in the meantime. Use black and cayenne peppers in hot soups so your nose can run incessantly. This will help your body rid the bacteria and mucus, providing some relief to your sickness.