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Black Pepper: King of Spices

Prized for centuries as a culinary herb, common black pepper or Piper nigrum, is a key ingredient in Trikatu, an Ayurvedic blend of black pepper, long pepper, and ginger. Black pepper grows on an evergreen vine native to India’s Malabar Coast. Both black and white pepper are from the same plant — black pepper is made from the unripe berries of the pepper plant dried in the sun to make peppercorns. White Pepper is made from dried ripe berries with the outer husk removed.

Trikatu supplement with black pepper near mala bead

What sets ORGANIC INDIA Black Pepper Apart?

ORGANIC INDIA takes every avenue to operate in a way that is Beyond Sustainable, for both the planet and the amazing partners we work with. Our Black Pepper is grown, harvested and prepared in adherence to the following principles and practices: 

  • Small Family Farmers. Ethical partnerships are the heart and soul of our company. We contract with small, family-owned farms across India and purchase crops at premium market price. Most of our partners have been with us for more than ten years, and each is an integral part of our herbal family. As indispensable members of our team, we provide all of our farmers health insurance and ongoing training by agricultural experts who are at the cutting edge of organic and regenerative farming⁠—a no-brainer for us, but an unfortunately unheard of practice in the industry. 
  • Regenerative Agriculture. We are deeply rooted in agriculture that is beyond sustainable—it’s regenerative. What this means is our farming practices not only preserve the land, they make it better. Regenerative means replenished soil, improved biodiversity, enhanced water conservation, and increased carbon sequestration. We look beyond our crop to the whole earth and our responsibility to it as a healthy conscious living company.
  • Sustainable Production. All of our herbal teas and supplements are produced in our LEED Platinum certified production facility in India, which is a marvel of top-tier sustainable design, construction and operations.
black pepper monograph

Black Pepper Benefits for Body and Mind 

Several of black pepper’s health benefits have been confirmed by modern research. The active component of pepper, called “piperine,” contains natural alkaloids that account for the plant’s use in health remedies.

  • Digestive Aid. Helps stimulate digestive juices for better digestion and absorption of nutrients. 
  • Pancreas Health. Aids the release of enzymes in the pancreas to assist digestion of fats and carbs. 
  • Nutrient Absorption. While turmeric has been recognized as having multiple health benefits, its key compounds, called “curcuminoids,” are not easily bio-available. But when combined with piperine from black pepper, it is efficiently absorbed so benefits of both spices can be utilized by the body.
  • Antioxidant Activity. Antioxidants can help protect against cell damage and aid detoxification. 
  • Immune Support. Contains active compounds that help aid the production of white blood cells to support immune function and wellness. 
  • Respiratory Wellness. Piperine has expectorant qualities that helps clear the lungs and nose to support open airways and normal breathing.

Traditional Use of Black Pepper

The use of pepper as a medicine and a spice dates back to in India, and was referred to as “black gold” by traders. The Romans called it “piper,” and some sources say that it was known in Greece as far back as 400 BC. In China and India, black pepper has been used to reduce chills, fever, and inflammation due to rheumatism and sore muscles.

Where is Black Pepper grown?

Where is Black Pepper grown?

ORGANIC INDIA Black Pepper is sourced from various places in tropical regions of Southern India. The vine is native to India but grows in tropical regions across the globe.

black pepper freshly ground onto salad.

Who is it for? 

Supplements containing black pepper are excellent for anyone who is looking for a boost to their digestive function and nutrient absorption.

Black Pepper for Healthy Conscious Living

ORGANIC INDIA’s black pepper is organically grown according to ancient Ayurvedic regenerative cultivation practices to ensure the highest possible efficacy, or “prana.” All ORGANIC INDIA herbs are processed and tested in compliance with FDA and World Health Organization safety protocols.

At ORGANIC INDIA, we recognize the vast interconnectedness of life. From seed, to soil, to field, to factory, our products empower the farmers of India, promote environmental and economic recovery, and provide wellness solutions derived from nature’s intelligence.

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