The Smoked black pepper many of us use every
day to season food has a wide variety of medicinal
applications. Ancient herbalists used pepper as a
stimulant to weak membranes, especially to treat
runny nose, and also to treat hemorrhoids.
ORIGIN: Sri Lanka
Tellicherry whole black peppercorns are left on the vine longer so they develop a deep, rich flavor. Considered the finest pepper in the world, these extra-large berries come from the Malabar coast of India. The berries for black peppercorns are picked from the vine just before they ripen and turn red. It’s best ground directly on to food. With hot food it is best to add pepper well towards the end of the cooking process, to preserve its aroma.
MEDICINAL: Pepper calms nausea and raises body temperature, making it valuable for treating fevers and chills.