If I was to recommend just one spice to add to your diet, it would have to be black pepper. For most people, it is a simple & easy addition but from an Ayurvedic point of view it has so many benefits…. 

Ayurvedic benefits of black pepper

  • Increases digestive fire (Agni)
  • Reduces bloating, indigestion & constipation
  • Regulates blood sugars
  • Antibacterial & antimicrobial
  • It’s good for weight loss
  • It induces sweat & promotes good circulation
  • Reduces toxin (Ama) formation in the gut
  • Improves eyesight
  • Useful for respiratory problems

Black Pepper increases Pitta and reduces Vata & Kapha.

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About the author – Doug Hyde

Doug is an Ayurvedic practitionertherapist teacher and the co-owner of Satmya. He was first introduced to Ayurveda in 1998 and has pursued his passion for this ancient science ever since. Read more here