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5 Benefits of Honey and Black Pepper - 24 Mantra Organic

5 Benefits of Honey and Black Pepper - 24 Mantra Organic

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5 Benefits of Honey and Black Pepper That Can Do Wonders For Your Health

Health and Nutrition
23.10.2020

Honey and black pepper have been used for their various medicinal properties since ancient times. Here’s a cool fact about honey. It is being used since at least 8000 years! Cave paintings in Spain depict humans foraging for honey! On the other hand, not many know that black pepper is indigenous to Southwest India.

In this article, we are not only going to tell you about the benefits of honey and black pepper for health but also give you a quick recipe to experience maximum benefits.

Using organically grown black pepper and honey is one of the easiest ways to ensure that you eat healthy as they are chemical-free, good for the environment and support the Indian farmer.

Read on to find out more about these common kitchen ingredients.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 tbsp

Nutritional Values Honey Black Pepper
Calories 63.8 15.9
Protein 0.1g 0.7g
Total Carbohydrates 17.3g 4.1g
Sugars 17.2g 0g
Dietary Fibre 0g 1.7g
Total Fat 0g 0.2g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0g 10g
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids 0g 60.6g
Vitamin K 0mcg 10.2mcg
Iron 0mg 1.8mg
Manganese 0mg 0.4mg
Potassium 10.9mg 78.7mg

Sources: 1, 2

Health Benefits of Honey and Black Pepper

Honey:

1. It is Antibacterial in Nature

According to the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, honey exhibits antibacterial activity. The reason for its potency is that microbial resistance against it has never been found.

2. It Helps Prevent Diseases

Along with having antibacterial properties, honey also has anti-inflammatory, apoptotic, and antioxidant properties that make it a ‘miracle remedy’ for the treatment of many diseases.

Research published in the journal Pharmacognosy Research found that honey shows positive effects when used in the treatment of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. It also helps in cancer, asthma, diabetes mellitus, etc.

3. It Aids in Wound-Healing

The same research published in the Pharmacognosy Research journal states that honey has great wound-healing properties. It can help in the faster healing of internal and external wounds through the release of cytokines that repairs tissues. In fact, it is the oldest healing medicine known to mankind.

Black Pepper:

4. It Can Help You Feel Less Depressed

Apart from having antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties like honey, black pepper also works as an antidepressant, states a journal titled, ‘Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition‘. The pipeline in black pepper exhibits drug-like actions.

5. It Strengthens the Digestive Tract

Black pepper is gastro-protective in nature and enhances the function of the digestive tract, according to research by Mc Cormick Science Institute. Better digestion leads to better gut health and effective elimination of toxins from our body through excretion. It also increases energy expenditure.

How to Use Honey With Black Pepper?

One of the simplest and most effective ways to use honey with black pepper is by adding them to hot water. Here’s a quick recipe:

Ingredients

4-5 freshly ground black pepper kernels

1-2 tsp organic honey

1-2 cups of water

How to Prepare

  • Bring about 2 cups of water to boil.
  • Add freshly ground peppercorns and let the mixture boil for 5 more minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add honey. Stir well.

This recipe will help a lot when you have a cough, cold or sore throat. Instead of using plain boiling water, you can also add these to your cup of green or black tea.

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Three Cheers For Honey and Black Pepper

Use this recipe to incorporate honey and pepper in your diet. You can also replace sugar with honey in almost everything that you sweeten. A little sprinkle of black pepper (freshly grind it to enjoy its rich flavour) on your food along with salt will enhance its taste.

It is wiser to start following good eating habits today than popping pills tomorrow. While you may find it difficult to eat fruits every day or eat lots of greens, using honey and black pepper should be much easier as they can be added in a multitude of dishes and beverages. Always use the organic variety to get maximum nutritional benefits. Get healthier today!

 

Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Black Pepper & Honey and savour the taste of organic goodness.

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