BLACK PEPPEER

9 Jan

 

 

 

Black pepper comes from the berries of the pepper plant. Black pepper, green pepper and white peppercorns are actually the same fruit (Piper nigrum); the difference in their color is a reflection of varying stages of development and processing methods.

Black peppercorns are made by picking the pepper berries when they are half ripe and just about to turn red. They are then left to dry which causes them to shrivel and become dark in color. Alternatively, green peppercorns are picked while still unripe and green in color, while white peppercorns are picked when very ripe and subsequently soaked in brine to remove their dark outer shell leaving just the white pepper seed.

 

    

 

 

 

Black pepper (Piper nigrum)stimulates the taste buds in such a way that an alert is sent to to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion

Pink peppercorns are actually from a completely different plant species (Schinus molle) that is related to ragweed.

Black pepper is the most pungent and flavorful of all types of peppers and it is available as whole or cracked peppercorns or ground into powder.

 

 

 

Everyone has black pepper in their home, but most don’t think to use it for magic. Pepper is a very potent magical herb, but it is also one that can be used for good or evil depending on the will of practitioner. Belonging to Mars it is often used for martial magic – both for defensive and offensive spells. Use black pepper in protection sachets around your home or on your person when you think you are being attacked.

 

Mix salt and pepper together and sprinkle in a circle around your land to remove and protect from evil influences. Rootworkers believe this will also prevent unwanted people from trespassing on your land whether its your mother-in-law or a nasty witch who has it in for you.

 

It was thought to protect against the ‘evil eye.’ Further, it was said that wearing a peppercorn would free one of envious thoughts. In Asia, black pepper is considered a powerful medicinal plant useful in supporting healthy aging, liver detoxification, circulation, and digestion and is thus a prominent healing herb in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and Ayurveda (traditional healing system from India). In both TCM and Ayurveda pepper is considered to be a pungent tasting and energetically heating spice.

And, as the story goes, during the 5th century CE, Attila the Hun demanded 3,000 pounds of pepper as a ransom for the city of Rome.14 Although pepper was very expensive, it was still utilized often in cooking by the ancient Romans, and by the Middle Ages, became a symbol of fine cuisine

 

Dr Pepper on the other hand has no pepper in it  , nor prune juice ,  as popularly reported

It does have 23 different flavors   

No , I don’t know what    DRINK A BITE TO EAT     means..

but I do know that hot Dr.Pepper with a slice of fresh lemon I it will cure a cold… well it will make you feel better , that’s for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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