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Research Journal of Science and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 12, Issue : 4
First page : ( 331) Last page : ( 337)
Print ISSN : 0975-4393. Online ISSN : 2349-2988.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2988.2020.00050.9

Piper nigrum: An overview of effects on human health

Neha Pal*, Joshi M. D.**

Shobhit Institute of Engineering and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Meerut

*Corresponding Author E-mail: palneha1990@gmail.com


Online published on 29 January, 2021.


Piper nigrum (family Piperaceae) is a valuable medicinal plant. It is one of the most commonly used spices and considered as “The King of spices” among various spices. Black pepper is grown in many tropical regions like Brazil, Indonesia and India. Hot and pungent peppercorns are obtained from Black pepper which is the most famous and one of the commonly used spices throughout the world. Pepper is used worldwide in different types of sauces and dishes like meat dishes. One study reported that piperine is widely used in various herbal cough syrups for its potent anti-tussive and bronchodilator properties. It is used in anti- inflammatory, anti-malarial, anti-leukemia treatment. Recent medical studies have shown that it is helpful in increasing the absorption of certain vitamins, selenium, β-cartene, also increase the body’s natural thermogenic activity.



Piper nigrum, Antioxidant, Antitumor, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-diarrheal, Antidepressants, Anti-thyroids, Medicinal herbs.


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