Reassessing the Restorative Prospectives of the King of Spices Black Pepper

  • Anindya Goswami Department of Pharmacy, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur (M.P.), India
  • Neelesh Malviya Smriti College of Pharmaceutical Education, Indore (M.P.), India


Since ages, spices have been a crucial portion of human diets and trade. The bioactive principles in attendance are of noteworthy merit due to their advantageous probable against an array of disorders. Black pepper, amid piperine as its foremost element, holds affluent phytochemistry and also incorporates a number other important compounds like alkaloids, volatile oils and oleoresins. Piper nigrum is an imperative welfare spice owed to its anti-carcinogenic, antimicrobial, antioxidant apparent and gastro-defensive workings. Piperine also show evidence of speckled pharmacological characteristics like antidepressant, anti-inflammative, immunomodulatory, anticonvulsant, antihypertensive, antitumor, anti-tussive, pain reducing, antidiarrheal, antispasmodic, and cholesterol worsening . Piperine augments bioavailability of quite a few drugs and nutrients by restraining a variety of metabolising enzymes. This review is aimed to provide restructured information in recent progression of pharmacognosy, chemistry and pharmacological behavior of this miraculous King of Spices.

Keywords: Black Pepper, Piperine, Antioxidant, Bioavailability, King of Spices

Keywords: Black Pepper, Piperine, Antioxidant, Bioavailability, King of Spices


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Anindya Goswami, Department of Pharmacy, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur (M.P.), India

Department of Pharmacy, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur (M.P.), India

Neelesh Malviya, Smriti College of Pharmaceutical Education, Indore (M.P.), India

Smriti College of Pharmaceutical Education, Indore (M.P.), India


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