Non Cooking Uses of Black Pepper

We so often use salt in our dishes that black peppercorns often lie forgotten. But the benefits of black pepper are far better. Black peppercorns, more commonly called black pepper, dramatically enhance the taste of your dishes – and their health quotient too. Like table salt, black pepper has its unexpectedly handy uses that goes beyond seasoning your meals at the dining table.

Here is a list of non cooking uses of black pepper :

  • Keep ants away. Sprinkle black pepper on counter tops to keep ants from invading your home.
  • Keep coloured clothes bright. Add a teaspoon of black pepper to your washer containing a load of coloured clothes, which will help keep the fabric coolers bright.
  • Natural pest control in the garden. Mix black pepper with flour and sprinkle mixture around your plants.
  • Stop bleeding on a minor cut. Thoroughly rinse the cut > Elevate the body part where the cut is so located and dab bleeding with a clean, stripe cloth or paper towel > Sprinkle ground black pepper on the cut and bandage securely. For Deep cuts with heavy bleeding, seek professional medical attention right away.
  • Treat your sinus infection. While back pepper is great for adding flavour to your meals, it also helps fight sinus infections. Drink healthy hot soups and add a lot of back and cayenne pepper.
  • Temporarily seal a leaking radiator in your car before taking it to a repair shop. If you pour a spice rack size container of black pepper into the radiator, it will flow into the split or pinhole and plug the leak.
  • Treat sore muscles and aches. Mix together 1/3 cup raw honey and 2.5 teaspoons turmeric and place in bottom of mug. Add hot water, lemon juice and a generous amount of ground black pepper. Drink to treat body aches.

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  1. pranabaxom says:

    Except the one for radiator leak, tried or willing to try the other uses.

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    1. GS says:

      Let me know if they worked for you πŸ™‚

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      1. pranabaxom says:

        Many did but difficult to drink the turmeric drink. I try to stay away from sugar.

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      2. GS says:

        Hmm just turmeric and milk maybe πŸ™‚

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      3. pranabaxom says:

        My wife does that.

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      4. GS says:

        Excellent. Turmeric has a lot of benefits.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these other uses of black pepper. I am kind of a black pepper fanatic when it comes to seasoning food. Now I have an even greater appreciation.

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    1. GS says:

      Oh I am a black pepper fan too. Even as I type this I have a glass full for lemon water, salt and pepper next to me. Pepper is good for the gut biome as well.

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  3. Botanically peppercorns are fruits which is kind of mind-boggling.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes, L. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, known as a peppercorn, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When fresh and fully mature, the fruit is about 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter and dark red, and contains a single seed, like all drupes.

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  4. Tjohnson says:

    Thank you so much for the tips!

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. I am glad you found this post helpful. Black pepper and its active compound piperine may have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Laboratory studies suggest that black pepper may improve cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, and brain and gut health.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog. You inspire me to write everyday.

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      1. Always a pleasure, My Dear! URW2Sweet to me!!
        xoxo
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      2. GS says:

        πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  5. Awesome ! Brilliant post πŸ’―

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    1. GS says:

      Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage your cells. Some free radicals are created naturally β€” such as when you exercise and digest food. However, excessive free radicals can be formed with exposure to things like pollution, cigarette smoke, and sun rays. Excess free radical damage may lead to major health problems. For example, it has been linked to inflammation, premature aging, heart disease, and certain cancers. Black pepper is rich in a plant compound called piperine, which test-tube studies have found to have potent antioxidant properties.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked it. Did you try any of them?

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      1. Since I am from India, pepper is commonly used in our cooking. I have to try it for the garden use as you have suggested. Another use of pepper : crush some pepper and put it hot coconut oil and apply it on the part of your body where it aches. ( after it cools a little bit).It helps to remove the pain.

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      2. GS says:

        Wow didn’t know it’s pain reducing property. Thank you for sharing

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  6. Geri Lawhon says:

    Did not know these usages but they look like great ideas, thank you.

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    1. GS says:

      Specifically, consuming black pepper may stimulate the release of enzymes in your pancreas and intestines that help digest fat and carbs. Animal studies show that black pepper may also prevent diarrhea by inhibiting muscle spasms in your digestive tract and slowing the digestion of foods.

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