Viruses are tough to treat when they hit. Influenza “the flu” is the most common virus that infects humans. While there are some pharmaceuticals that can kill it, black pepper has no side effects.
4. Appetite Stimulant
As a result of illness and some types of treatment, we can lose our appetite. For people wanting to lose weight, that may sound like a good thing. Without proper nutrition, however, our bodies don’t function properly.
This can exacerbate an existing health problem. Olfactory stimulation (inhalation) of black pepper oil stimulates appetite.
This has been shown particularly effective in ill children who would otherwise be fed through a tube. (4)
5. Stimulates Bile
The piperine in black pepper promotes bile flow (5), which is important to:
- properly digest food
- promote nutrient absorption
- regulate intestinal bacteria
- destroy pathogens
- detoxify (6)
6. Curbs Cigarette Cravings
A big obstacle to quitting smoking is the withdrawal symptoms that accompany the process. Inhalation of black pepper oil vapor can significantly reduce the craving for cigarettes, according to Research from the Nicotine Research Laboratory at the V.A. Medical Center in Durham, N.C. (7)
Use it as part of your natural smoking cessation plan.