Black pepper is a spice and has medicinal values.
• it removes toxins.
• stimulates organs. Particularly the digestive system.
Black pepper is particularly good for stimulating digestion when used with pippali and ginger in equal amount. This is called trikatu, or the three pungent in Ayurvedic medicine.
Recommended for the vata and kapha dosha. Black pepper in excess can aggravate pitta.