Black pepper is the ‘King of spice’. Scientifically it is referred to as Piper nigrum. South India is the native of black pepper. This spice is traded extensively and is a common ingredient in most world cuisines. Piperine is the chemical found in black pepper that causes the spiciness. It is used as preservation due to it’s antibacterial characteristic. Medicinally it helps to improve digestion, aids, weight loss, skin care, asthma relayed issues etc.