Black Pepper is pungent and hot in nature. Pepper has a warming effect and is suitable in cases of abdominal pain of cold and deficiency types. Pepper is also beneficial for nausea and vomiting due to cold invading the stomach. Pepper is beneficial for acidic stomach. If added to some fish recipes, pepper will help the body digest the fish and help to absorb the nutrition.

Pepper is good for appetite. Pepper warms the stomach and so is good for gastric cold or intestinal cramps caused by overeating cold damp foods such as some salads or raw fish. Pepper clears dampness from the digestive system. Szechuan Pepper is an even stronger solution for clearing damp from the digestive system and is also good for stiffness of joints and for poor circulation.