Friday, July 8, 2011

Pepper (the sprinkling kind)

Black, green and white pepper are actually from the same plant.  The difference is when they are harvested.  An alkaloid in pepper called piperene stimulates digestion, treats flatulence, and might be useful in lowering blood pressure and preventing osteoporosis.  That last is because of some compounds which are still being researched.  But it can't hurt.

Interactions:  I don't know of any, but I'll be sure to update the post when I get my drug interactions book back from the neighbor who borrowed it.  :)

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