Wild black pepper growing, one of Kerala's many natural gifts #ayurvedalife
In addition to adding flavor, black pepper offers myriad healing benefits for the system. It enhances digestion, respiration and circulation, joint health, has antioxidant and cleansing properties, and also supports the transport of benefits from other herbs to different parts of the body.
It is a warming spice and is an excellent pacifier of Kapha, can also pacify Vata and will increase Pitta.
Black pepper is used in cooking across the globe today, though this special little fruit is native to the Western Ghats of southern India.