Black pepper tea is a popular Ayurvedic remedy for cough and sore throat. It is readily available in the kitchen and is a quick remedy for a variety of problems other than cough and cold.
The following are the benefits of consuming black pepper tea:
- Pepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion.
- Drinking pepper tea is a good way to help you shed weight naturally. When fat cells are broken down into their component parts, they are easily processed by the body and applied to other, more healthy processes and enzymatic reactions, rather than simply sitting on your body and making you look overweight.
- Regular consumption of pepper tea helps to cure Vitiligo, which is a skin disease that causes some areas of skin to lose its normal pigmentation and turn white.
- Pepper tea is extensively consumed for colds and coughs. Pepper also provides relief from sinusitis and nasal congestion.
- Pepper tea helps to keep your arteries clean by acting in a similar way to fibre and scraping excess cholesterol from the walls, thereby helping to reduce atherosclerosis, the condition highly responsible for heart attacks and strokes.
- Piperine, one of the key components of black pepper, has been shown in numerous studies to reduce memory impairment and cognitive malfunction.
- A number of studies have shown that black pepper may have beneficial effects on gastric mucosal damage and peptic ulcers, due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Here is a recipe for Black Pepper Tea, Things you need:
- Black pepper (1 tsp)
- 2 cups water
- Juice of 1 lemon (optional)
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- Add pepper powder to 2 cups water and boil
- Remove from heat and strain
- Add lemon and honey if required
- Consume hot!
Note: do not add more than 1tsp pepper or it might cause throat burning!