A pinch of black pepper is added to almost every type of recipe imaginable. Once used as currency and presented to the gods as a sacred offering, it is fortunate that this most popular of spices is available throughout the year. “King of Spice,” black pepper is an incredibly popular among spices since ancient times.
- Peppers have been used therapeutically in dentistry as an antiseptic remedy for tooth-decay and gum swellings.
- Peppercorns are also being employed in traditional medicines in treating flatulence and indigestion, however, there is little or no data to support these claims in modern medicine.