May 30, 2016

Black Pepper And White Pepper

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How does Black Pepper And White Pepper work?

Black and white pepper might help fight germs (microbes) and cause the stomach to increase the flow of digestive juices. There is conflicting evidence about their role in cancer. Some evidence suggests pepper might protect against colon cancer, but other evidence suggests it might promote liver cancer.

Are there safety concerns?

Black pepper and white pepper are safe when used in food amounts and might be safe for most people when used in medicinal amounts. Pepper might have a burning aftertaste. Taking large amounts of black and white pepper by mouth, which can accidentally get into the lungs, has been reported to cause death. This is especially true in children.

Black pepper and white pepper, when applied directly to the skin, are safe for most adults. However, there isn't enough information to know if use on the skin is safe for children. Black pepper and white pepper may cause redness and burning if they get into the eyes.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's OK to use black and white pepper in food amounts if you are pregnant. But taking larger amounts might be unsafe. There is concern that black pepper in large amounts might trigger a miscarriage. Also, avoid putting pepper on your skin. Not enough is known about the safety of using topical pepper during pregnancy.

If you are breast-feeding, limit pepper intake to food amounts. Not enough is known about the safety of using larger medicinal amounts.


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