been a strong demand for Black Pepper known for its medicinal use
Scientific name: Piper Nigrum
The Peppercorns are the bays of a tropical climbing
liana, whose scientific name is Piper Nigrum which grows
in India, more specifically in the area of Malabar (or
"coast of pepper"). It is the degree of maturity of the
bays at the time of the gathering that determine the
color of the pepper: green, black or white.
Black pepper is gathered in mid - maturity, when the
bays are turning red. While drying, the envelope of bays
crumple and blacken this is how one obtains black
Producing Countries are: India, Viet - Nam, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Brazil, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.
History and Folklore: most valuable among all spices,
pepper was during the middle Ages of great value and
like salt, was used as currency.
The annual reserves of black pepper were indicators of
There has been a strong demand for Black Pepper known
for its medicinal use. Black Pepper is said to be an
aphrodisiac and energy giver. It was used massively to
fight epilepsy, fever, sciatic nerves breads, the
migraines, Aneurism, the rage ... and syphilis.