Black pepper tea – Healing tea for a cough

Black pepper (Piper Nigrum) in Ayurveda is well-known spice which is used as natural remedy for a cough. It warms up our body and is effective against fever. Also, it’s enriching the digestive and respiratory system. His compounds (alkaloids-piperine) facilitate the absorption of useful active compounds. So, when you make black pepper tea put a small amount of turmeric.

How to make black pepper tea?

Just put one teaspoon of fresh crushed black pepper in a cup and add 2 tablespoons of honey. Pour boiling water in the cup and cover it. Wait for 15 minutes and then strain the tea with a strainer.

Piper Nigrum is evergreen plant on which in bunches grows the grains of black pepper. These grains are rich in Vitamin A and C, minerals, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. They are also a good source of dietary fiber. Black pepper is one of the ingredients contained in the well-known Ayurvedic medicine Trikatu which helps with digestive fire, needed for decomposition of the food and absorption of the nutrients. In the book Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine it’s recommended consuming black pepper on empty stomach with little honey right after waking up. Adding black pepper to the meals which are prepared with clarified butter or oil helps in digestion of the lipids.

Sichuan pepper and pink peppercorn

The author Harish Johari recommends tea from black pepper. Put 15 grains of black pepper in 17 oz (500 ml) water and let it boil until half of the water in the glass evaporates. At the end put brown sugar. This tea is beneficial for reducing high body temperature and coughs. This tea without sugar is also very good for mouth and throat diseases. Further on, is very helpful for swollen gums. So if you have swollen gums just rinse your mouth with this tea.

Sichuan pepper is commonly used in Chinese and Japanese meals. It has a distinctively hot taste. Pink peppercorn comes from the same family as mango. It’s a rare spice with specific fruity flavor which gives specific taste to the meals. Be careful when you give it to your kids when treating different kinds of diseases, so before you begin to use consults with your doctor.

Below are given several ideas on how to enjoy the flavor of the pepper:

When colder days are coming, make tea mixture and give it as a present for someone you care.

  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of Anise
  • 1 teaspoon of Carnation
  • 1 teaspoon of Coriander
  • 6-8 grains of Cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon stick broken into pieces
  • 4 teaspoons of black tea (Omit it if you want to avoid the caffeine)

Make hot chocolate from a cоcоа bean (cacao) with coconut or goat milk, sweeten it with honey and spice it with ground cinnamon, nutmeg and in the end grind fresh pepper (White pepper) and sprinkle it.

Make homemade ricotta from fresh full-fat goat milk and lemon, pour a small amount of olive oil and spice it with freshly ground white or black pepper.