Pepper is a common ingredient in many Indian cuisines but aside from adding that extra flavor to their dishes, you will find that there are many uses to it. Piperine is the active ingredient to black pepper which has been found to have several health benefits. Also, black pepper has potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin a, iron, calcium, manganese, chromium, vitamin C, as well as different nutrients. So how can you use pepper for natural remedies? Here are a few ideas to try.
It clears skin
Pepper can be used to give you that clear skin you have always wanted. This is quite simple really. Simply mix some ground pepper powder to the face pack that you are using then apply all over face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash your face afterwards with warm water. You can repeat this process as many times as you want until you reveal beautiful skin.
It treats colds
If you are suffering from sinus congestion, you might want to try pepper as your home remedy. You will need t2 to 4 black peppercorns (grounded), crushed cloves, ginger, and some holy basi leaves in a cup of warm water. Let the contents boil before adding some lemon juice and a bit of honey into the mix. Drink afterwards.
It can relieve acidity
Acidity in the stomach can cause indigestion when you don’t treat it immediately. This is why you will need to prepare some black pepper, clove, garlic cloves, and a pinch of salt. Combine these ingredients and take it with your meal daily. You will find relief to your acidic stomach so that you won’t have to suffer from gas, bloat, and cramps too.
It speeds up weight loss
Another use of pepper is to assist you in your weight loss goals. You will need to prepare a cup of water and add a teaspoon of honey, two teaspoons of lemon juice, and about a quarter teaspoon of black pepper powder to it and drink after. This solution can help speed up your metabolism so that you will be able to lose weight in no time.
It treats dandruff
You can also use pepper when you have dandruff. To relieve your scalp of the dryness and flaking, just mix a teaspoon of ground black pepper in a cup filled with curd. Mix it well before applying on the scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes then rinse thoroughly. You don’t need to shampoo your hair afterwards. Do it the following day.
It relieves gum inflammation
Another home remedy that you can use with pepper is to fight off inflammation in the gums. Just mix equal parts of fine salt and black pepper before massaging your gums with it. This will help reduce the inflammation.
These are just a few examples of home remedies that you can use with black pepper. You will find that these are all effective and can actually make your illnesses disappear in no time.