Black pepper

(Piper nigrum)

Other names: White Pepper, Cheren Piper, Sort Peber, Zwarte Peper, Witte Peper, Pippuri, Peppar, Pimentero, Pimienta Negra, Pieprz Czarny, Pimenta-da-Índia, Pimenta-comum, Pimenta-negra, Poivre Noir, Poivrier Noir, Poivrier Blanc, Pfeffer, Mavro Piperi, Svartur Pipar, Pepe Nero, Ekte Pepper, Crni Papar, Koshō, Hú Jiāo

Black pepper is native to India and Southeast Asia. It contains amides, piperidine, pyrrolidines, and trace amounts of safrole. Its major bioactive component is the alkaloid piperine, which causes a sharp, biting taste. Dubbed the “king of spices”, it has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years.
Black pepper may be beneficial for its antibacterial properties, asthma, arthritis, bronchitis, heart disease, diabetes, menstrual pain, high cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and cancer. It may also be beneficial for diarrhea, vitiligo, libido-boosting, against falls, upset stomach, and running nose.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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