Black pepper is considered an important healing spice in Ayurveda and has cleansing and antioxidant properties. It promotes the bio-availability of other herbs and spices and helps transport their benefits to different parts of the body.
Black pepper helps the free flow of oxygen to the brain, helps enhance digestion and circulation, stimulates the appetite, and helps maintain respiratory system health and the health of the joints.
Black pepper is a warming spice and contributes the pungent taste. It is excellent for pacifying Kapha, helps pacify Vata and increases Pitta.