Black pepper is a woody vine that produces small white flowers which later fruit into berries we call “pepper”. Known for its “spice” and used to flavor food, historically black pepper was used to honor the gods,  pay taxes and in some cases it was used to pay ransoms. Black pepper has been around for many years as an important commodity, currency and as a sacred offering. Black pepper originally comes from India and now grows in other warm tropical climates such Indonesia.

Due to its carminative properties, black pepper fortifies the digestive tract. Black pepper has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive problems as well as malaria and cholera. Along with being high in antioxidants black pepper is also a diuretic, diaphoretic, expectorant aiding in the elimination of toxins, and it exhibits antibacterial properties,

Black pepper helps cure colds, flus and nausea as well as stimulates the endocrine system and the digestive system. Black pepper improves circulation, is known to be an anti inflammatory and has positive effects on the digestive system.