6 Possible Side Effects of Black Pepper

By Kavya

Brahmi is rich in antioxidants and helps keep you calm and focused. Therefore, it is used in ayurveda treatments for anxiety-related disorders.

Skin Redness:

People with gastrointestinal disorders should limit their intake of black pepper as consuming it in medicinal form may lead to an upset stomach or other gastrointestinal effects.

Gastrointestinal Issues:

There is a controversial belief that consuming black pepper may be linked to nasopharyngeal or oesophagal cancer.

Oesophageal Cancer:

Black pepper has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pain-relieving effects on the body, so it should be used cautiously with drugs that have similar effects during pregnancy.


Pinermine, a compound found in black pepper, may affect male fertility by damaging sperm count and increasing the concentration of harmful radicals in the epididymis.

Male Fertility:

Limiting intake of black pepper can help avoid these potential side effects. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.


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