Know your ingredients: Black Pepper

Referred to as the 'King of spices', black pepper has a number of benefits, making it a great and suitable addition to your diet.
1. Black pepper, when consumed raw aids in digestion, causing the release of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Essentially a pinch of black pepper should do the trick.
2. The consumption of black pepper on a daily basis promotes skin health, curbing wrinkles, patches and even skin pigmentation.
3. A thick mixture of curd and black pepper acts as a nourishing hair mask, ridding you scalp of grime and dandruff and also making it shiny and smooth.
4. An age-old home remedy, black pepper has been a trusted ingredient to help rid common ailments such as cold and cough. a pinch of black pepper to warm water or tea usually does the trick.