White pepper is one of the most popular culinary spices in the world. Commonly used in Asian countries as seasoning for soups, it has a distinct flavour as well as scent which provide the mild but spicy tastes in dishes such as Japanese or Chinese cuisines. White pepper which is used as a spice is basically the fruit of white pepper plants, also known as peppercorns.
White pepper or even all kinds of pepper contains capsaicin, a substance that produces heat. Capsaicin is what helps in reducing the pain of spasm or sprain. You can make it into a gel or by spraying the affected area of pain.
Capsaicin in peppers also has anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, the benefits of white pepper is very useful for all those who have suffered from arthritis and muscle swelling and pain.
White pepper was also quite helpful in treating headaches. Pain in the head occurs when the neuropeptides, substance P transmit pain to the brain. However, capsaicin can prevent the process from continuing, thus reducing the symptoms of headaches.
To treat cough and sore throat, white pepper powder mixed with a little honey. Both have anti-biotic properties and generate heat, which is strong enough to treat cough. Besides, its warmth taste after consuming white pepper will ease the throat and eventually gives you relieve from coughs.