Benefits of Black Pepper
Additional Health Benefits
The piperine in black pepper can boost the livers ability to detoxify your body, Murray and Pizzorno note. Black pepper might also aid in normal digestion. According to Murray and Pizzorno, the spiciness of black pepper encourages your body to produce more stomach acid, which makes digestion more efficient. A 2010 article published in Nutrition Today, reports that black pepper has antimicrobial, antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties, as well, making it a potentially useful medicinal agent.