Warning! Black Pepper Can Cause These Serious Side Effects

By: Rima Chowdhury

Black pepper, commonly known as Kali Mirch in Hindi is one among the common spices used in the Indian kitchen. It is popularly used in seasoning around the world, especially in western countries.

Black pepper is a condiment, which, whether used on your omelet or your salad, helps to add a unique flavour and aroma to the dish.

Also Read: What Happens When You Add Black Pepper To Your Tea

Black pepper contains helpful antioxidants, enzymes, proteins and vitamins that help to benefit the human body in several ways However, there are several serious side effects of consuming too much of black pepper.

Check out the side effects of consuming too much of black pepper.


1. Gastrointestinal Issues:

One negative impact of consuming too much of black pepper is that it leads to gastrointestinal issues and can also upset your stomach.


2. Burning Sensation In The Stomach:

Overuse of black pepper can lead to discomfort and burning sensation in the stomach. Hence, it is always better to stay away from the overuse of black pepper.


3. Respiratory Problems:

Over consumption of black pepper can cause respiratory problems. Black pepper has been highly associated with breathing issues and overuse of this spice can often lead to irritation in the throat, asthma problems and other respiratory problems.


4. Leads To Skin Dryness:

According to recent studies, it is said that consuming too much of black pepper can often lead to a dry and flaky skin. If you have dry skin, consuming too much of black pepper or black pepper infused food should be avoided. It may also worsen the condition with an itchy and sensitive skin.


5. Difficulty In Pregnancy:

Your body is always sensitive to spices when you are pregnant. A pregnant woman should stay away from black pepper as it may lead to various discomforts during early months of pregnancy. If you are craving for a hot and spicy taste, you can add black pepper in minimum quantity and avoid using it frequently. Consuming high amount of black pepper increases the chance of miscarriage.


6. Avoid While Breastfeeding:

Black pepper should be avoided by pregnant ladies especially while you are breastfeeding. Consuming black pepper can ultimately transfer the hot spice to your breast milk thus changing the taste of the milk and also causing digestion problems in the child.

Read more about: side effects, health benefits
Story first published: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 15:30 [IST]
Please Wait while comments are loading...
Subscribe Newsletter