Health benefits of white pepper powder for skin, hair, and body

Is White Pepper Good for My Health?

White pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae. Black and white peppercorns are both the fruit of the pepper plant, but they are processed differently. Black peppercorns are picked when almost ripe and sun-dried, turning the outer layer black. White pepper is prepared by having the outer layer removed before or after drying, leaving only the inner seed. Peppercorns are widely believed to the most commonly used culinary spice in the world. It has been used throughout history in herbal medicine and to preserve food.

Health Benefits for White Pepper

Here are the 7 health benefits of white pepper:

1.     White pepper may help fight cancer.

Research from the Dalhousie University suggests that white pepper treatment may help against colon cancer.

2.     White pepper may aid in digestion.

White pepper helps the body secrete more hydrochloric acid, which is necessary for digesting proteins and other food components. Also, white pepper possesses a considerable amount of fiber. Fiber stimulates peristaltic motion and increased secretion of gastric juices, which eases digestion, prevents conditions like constipation, and protects the body from more serious conditions like colorectal cancer. Fiber can also scrape cholesterol out of the arteries and blood vessels.

3.     White pepper can assist in energy production and antioxidant defense.

White pepper possesses a subtle amount of manganese, which is an essential cofactor in some enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. For example, some enzymes disarm free radicals produced within the mitochondria (the energy production factories within our cells), which require manganese.

4.     White pepper may improve dental health.

White pepper fights tooth decay and provides quick relief from toothache.

5.     White pepper may help skin conditions.

Piperine, in white pepper, has shown to be effective against vitiligo, a skin disease that causes areas of the skin to lose their pigmentation.

6.     White pepper may help with weight loss.

It is suggested that piperine in white pepper battles fat by blocking the formation of new fat cells. Researchers from the Sejong University in Seoul, South Korea, mentioned this result in their paper, Piperine, an LXRα antagonist, protects against hepatic steatosis and improves insulin signaling in mice fed a high-fat diet.

7.     White pepper is helpful for improving bone health.

White pepper contains minerals, such as manganese, copper, and magnesium, which are essential for healthy bone development and strength, particularly as people begin to age, and their bones gradually weaken.

Side Effects and Risks of White Pepper

  • For a start, it may cause a burning aftertaste in your mouth.
  • Taken in large amounts, white pepper may accidentally get into the lungs, which has been reported to cause death. This is especially true in children.
  • It is not known if white pepper is safe to be applied on children’s skin.
  • White pepper may cause redness and burning if they get into the eyes.

Is It Safe to Consume White Pepper During Pregnancy and Breast-feeding?

It is recommended to limit white pepper intake to food amounts during pregnancy and breast-feeding. While it is unknown if taking large amounts of white pepper during pregnancy and breast-feeding will cause any harm, it is not worth it to risk it. Also, avoid putting pepper on your skin.

Source(s): DoveMed

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Papua Red Fruit / Buah Merah Papua

Red Fruit of Papua (Buah Merah Papua): Cures AIDS and Cancer?

Have you ever heard of Papua Red Fruit or what Indonesians natively called Buah Merah Papua?

Buah Merah Papua Can Cure HIV/AIDS and Cancer?

This rare fruit has recently been gaining significant momentum as it’s claimed researched to have the ability to cure HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other diseases:

It’s a natural fruit grown in the deep of the Irian Jungle. Red Fruit, the natural HIV Aids and alternative cancer treatment of Papua Indonesia, was never been initially realized as Cancer and HIV Aids Cure. It has been laboratory search that its ability to cure HIV Aids as well as cancer and any diseases is caused by its rich contents of tokoferol and betakaroten, as both are anti-oxidant which able to increase the body’s immune. Tokoferol and betakaroten are combined to dispatch amino acid which is needed by HIV. Thus the virus can not maintain live (Full Lab report).

Testimonials from People Consuming Buah Merah Papua

There have been testimonials about this fruit’s wonderful results:

He was then took Augustina (who -by HIV Test – already shown thick HIV symptom) into HIV/Aids treatment by feed her with the Red Fruit Oil regularly – three times a day.Since then, Agustina started getting better. Her HIV/Aids cured, HIV Test shown the early hiv symptom gradually fade away. Her condition was gradually recovered. She started to gain weight from previously 27 kg and reach 46 kg gradually. Her bad diarrhea and anal infection as well as other early HIV symptom disappear. Her skin improved, her hair start to grow, and her condition was getting better and able to perform her daily activity.

What is Inside Papua Red Fruit?

Contents of Red Fruit, taken from Fruit-Amazing blog:

According to the analysis result conducted by Institute Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Red Fruit actually contains high degree of Carotenoid and Tocoferol. The total amount of Carotenoid in a Fresh Red Fruit is 34,000 ppm,whereas in its Red Fruit Extraxt 8,600 ppm.The total amount of Tocoferol in a Fresh Red Fruit is 133,000 ppm, whereas in its Red Fruit Extract 17,000 ppm.Beside Carotenoid and Tocoferol, Red Fruit Extract also contains Overfull Fatty Acids, such as Lauric,Palmitat,Stearat Acids,and Non-Full Fatty Acids, such as Palmitoleat,Oleat,Linoleat Acids,Omega-3, etc. Total contents of Fatty Acids in Red Fruit Extract is 17.8 % (Saturated Fatty Acids) and 38% (Unsaturated Fatty Acids).

Carotenoid, according to Wikipedia, are “organic pigments that are naturally occurring in plants and some other photosynthetic organisms like algae, some types of fungus and some bacteria.” People with high beta-carotene intake and high plasma levels of beta-carotene have a significantly reduced risk of lung cancer.

Tocoferol (Tocopherol) is simply Vitamin E. According to Wikipedia:

Antioxidants such as vitamin E help protect against the damaging effects of free radicals, which may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer. Vitamin E also may block the formation of nitrosamines, which are carcinogens formed in the stomach from nitrites consumed in the diet. It also may protect against the development of cancers by enhancing immune function.

And to no surprise, Indonesian people have discovered business ideas for this fruit: selling them at a premium.

There are quite some sites promoting this fruit: Buah-Merah.info, Buah Merah Online, Fruit-Amazing, and even a forum thread.

Not A Replacement for Medical Treatment

Unfortunately, there was also a sad story:

Agustina ‘Buah Merah’ Saweri, meninggal dunia dini hari kemarin di Jayapura. Orang dengan HIV/AIDS (ODHA) berusia 26 tahun itu memperoleh embel-embel ‘Buah Merah’ di namanya setelah ia diboyong ke Jakarta pada Oktober 2004 untuk memberi kesaksian tentang khasiat buah tersebut sebagai alternatif pengobatan AIDS.

Menurutnya, Agustina mengalami infeksi oportunitis (infeksi yang dialami sebelumnya kembali muncul) yang antara lain menyerang paru-paru, mulut dan tenggorokan. Penyebab infeksi tersebut kemungkinan karena ia tidak mendapatkan perawatan medis secara intensif, ujarnya.

In summary, not long after receiving Red Fruit treatment, Agustina died of lung, mouth and throat infections due to her not receiving conventional medical treatment anymore.

Want to Try It for Yourself?

Buah Merah Mix

Buah Merah Mix

Fortunately it is easy enough to get Papua Red Fruit in the form of bottled Buah Merah Mix juice. It can help improve your body’s immune system to diseases, so it is healthy to drink it daily even when you’re completely healthy. Prevention is always better.

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