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White Pepper

White Pepper Scientific Name

Piper nigrum

White Pepper Other Names

English: White Pepper
Hindi: Safed Mirch
French: Poivre blanc
Italian: Pepe Bianco
Latin: Piper album

What is White Pepper?

White pepper seeds are obtained from the pepper plant that grows mostly in the tropical regions of Asia. White and Black pepper both grow on the same plant the difference in the flavor and color depends on its stage of ripening when it is processed. It contains a chemical called piperine, which has many medicinal benefits in the body. In Ayurvedic formulations, it is mainly used to reduce pain and inflammation. It is also found to treat upset stomach, diarrhea and many other conditions, when taken orally.

Common forms of White Pepper

Seed, Powder

White Pepper is commonly used for:

  • Reducing Inflammation
  • Promoting healthy digestion
  • Antioxidant property
  • Boosting curcumin absorption
  • Treating diarrhea
  • Managing Blood Pressure
  • External application on skin to reduce pain.
  • Treating upset stomach.
  • Treating malaria

White Pepper Dosage

Concentrated doses of White Pepper are not recommended, as there is lack of scientific evidence.

White Pepper Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: It can cause burning aftertaste and heartburn.
Not so common side-effects: Not Known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known.
Children: Not Known.
Avoid high doses before surgery, as it might cause bleeding complications.

Where to Buy White Pepper in US?