Black Pepper: Overview of Health Benefits

@article{Singletary2010BlackPO,
  title={Black Pepper: Overview of Health Benefits},
  author={K. Singletary},
  journal={Nutrition Today},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={43-47}
}
  • K. Singletary
  • Published 2010
  • Business
  • Nutrition Today
  • The black pepper (Piper nigrum L) vine and its extracts have been used as a folk medicine in a variety of cultures and are the source of the most commonly used spice worldwide. The chemical piperine is a major bioactive component present in black pepper (and white pepper as well) that has numerous reported physiological and drug-like actions. The scientific literature provides evidence that black pepper may have health benefits, particularly in enhancing digestive tract function. There is… CONTINUE READING
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