Binomial Name - Piper nigrum
Family - Piperaceae (black pepper)
Other common names - Ava Ava Pepper, Intoxicating Pepper, Kawa Awa, Kawa Kawa, Yogona, Wati, Waka, Kava Pepper, Kava Kava
Black Pepper was believed to cure illness such as constipation, diarrhea, earache, gangrene, heart disease, hernia, hoarseness, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, joint pain, liver problems, lung disease, oral abscesses, sunburn, tooth decay, and toothaches.
Piperine present in black pepper acts as a thermogenic compound. Piperine enhances the thermogenesis of lipid and accelerates energy metabolism in the.