Black pepper was known in Greece at least as early as the 4th century BCE, though it was probably an uncommon and expensive item that only the very rich could afford. Black pepper, in the early Middle Ages was an item exclusively for the rich but then as time went on it become more of an everyday seasoning among those of more average means. Today, black pepper accounts for one-fifth of the world’s spice trade. Like many eastern spices, pepper was historically both a seasoning and a medicine. Black Pepper was believed to cure many illnesses.
Spicy and warm
Anti-fungal, analgesic, expectorant, anti-catarrhal, natural anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic.
Fungal infections, fatigue, arthritis, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, flatulence, indigestion, colic, muscle and nerve pain, muscle and nerve pain, sprains, dental, earache, gangrene, lung disease, hernia, and liver problems.