Malabar Black Pepper (Black Gold)
“Malabar Black Pepper” is an indigenous spice of the Malabar Region in the Indian State of Kerala. The pepper has a special quality based upon the unique agro-climatic condition of the said geographical indication. The said GI Tag (geographical indication) identifies and indicates the pepper produced in the Malabar Region of Kerala State.
- Malabar Pepper has a sharp, hot, and biting taste.
- It is a warming spice.
- Its aroma is sweet and spicy.
- Its flavor is rich and bold.
- Malabar Pepper is highly aromatic, with a distinctive, fruity bouquet.
- It is one of the oldest and most important spices in the world. So important that in ancient times it was used to pay taxes.
- India has always reigned supreme in the production of this most exotic and sought after spice.
- The Malabar Pepper of Kerala provides a quarter of the world’s supply of Pepper. Tellicherry Pepper from Malabar region is considered the most complex, balanced, and elegant of the black peppers.
- It is actually a special type of pepper which has been allowed to ripen completely so that it develops more flavor, sugar, and size. Malabar has always been considered to produce the best pepper.
- Malabar Black Pepper has a perfect combination of flavor and aroma.
Geographical Area of Production:
The “Malabar Pepper” has its origin in the Malabar region in the Indian State of Kerala.
Uses and Medicinal Benefits:
- Pepper finds a place as a medicine in Charaka Samhita.
- Sanskrit authors describe black pepper as acrid, pungent, hot dry, carminative, and useful in intermittent fever, hemorrhoids, and dyspepsia.
- In modern Indian medicine, pepper is employed as an aromatic stimulant in cholera, weakness following fevers, vertigo, and as a stomachache in dyspepsia and flatulence.
- Used in Ayurvedic medicine to stimulate the digestive system.
- Used for treatment of nausea, lack of appetite and other dyspeptic complaints.
- Helpful in improving the memory and helping to fight cognitive malfunction.
- As a gargle it is valued for relaxing uvula, paralysis of the tongue.
- It will correct flatulence and nausea.
- It has also been used in vertigo, paralytic, and arthritic disorders.
- It is sometimes added to quinine when the stomach will not respond to quinine alone.
- It has also been advised in diarrhoea, cholera, scarlatina, and in solution for a wash for tinea capititis.
- It is good for constipation, also on the urinary organs.