A number of studies have been published confirming the medicinal properties of ground pepper. In fact it’s the high content of the active ingredient capsaicin that accounts for the numerous health benefits of ground pepper. Plus, this common kitchen ingredient is also rich in vitamin C, B6, E flavonoids, manganese and potassium.
Since ancient times, people have been using pepper to stop nose and deep-cut bleeds. And, the treatment couldn’t be any simpler. Just season a pinch of ground pepper on a cut and the bleeding stops in no time. Apart from stopping the bleeding without any pain, pepper also speeds up the healing process.
And, this is not all. Pepper can be beneficial for internal wounds as well. Simply mix some pepper in a glass of water and drink it. This will stop the bleeding promptly. According to health experts, it’s best to dissolve pepper in a glass of hot water and drink it all at once. This is because hot water boosts the effectiveness of pepper for both internal and external bleeding.
In addition, the other important ingredients in pepper, such as vitamin B6, E and C manganese, flavonoids and potassium, make it extremely beneficial for reducing muscle pain inflicted by inflammation. This includes a stiff neck, back pain and other types of muscle pain.
In addition, ground pepper can significantly improve heart health because it breaks down blood clots thus lowering the risk of atherosclerosis and heart failure.
Plus, ground pepper is also beneficial against diseases of the digestive system. It supports toxin elimination out of the body and improves bowel function.