One of the world’s most popular spices for cooking, black pepper has a sharp, pungent aroma and flavour. Black pepper is one of the most powerful digestive stimulants. Black peppercorns are the dried fruit of the pepper plant. Medicinal properties include: stimulant, expectorant, carminative, febrifuge, anthelmintic. Indications include: chronic indigestion, toxins in the colon, obesity, sinus congestion, fever. White pepper is the seed of the pepper plant, with the dark skin of the fruit removed. It is hotter, less subtle and mildly fermented compared to black pepper.