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Effects of black pepper on the liver

What is the side effect of black pepper?

What is the side effect of black pepper?

 

Black pepper might have a burning aftertaste and it might upset the stomach. Inhaling black pepper oil through the nose or mouth can cause cough. Some people might develop an allergy to black pepper.

Effects of black pepper on the liver

Taking therapeutic black pepper extracts may negatively affect the liver by:

1. Raising the level of liver enzymes

A 2013 study on rats indicated that taking black pepper extracts increased the level of liver enzymes in the blood, but it did not indicate a negative impact on liver cells, such as damage or destruction, and more research is still needed to clarify the extent of damage that pepper extracts may cause. black on the liver;

2. Effect on the absorption of drugs in the liver

Black pepper extracts affect the activity of some enzymes and transport proteins in the liver that are responsible for the absorption and effectiveness of some medications, which may lead to a higher level of drug concentration in the blood than the normal level and thus increase the risk of side effects or drug poisoning , and these drugs include:

  • Antihistamines used to treat allergies.
  • Cyclosporine medication.
  • lithium;
  • Blood-thinning medications.
  • Some antiepileptic drugs. 

Other side effects of black pepper

In addition to the effects of black pepper on the liver, it may lead to other damages, including the following:

1. Frequent sneezing

Black pepper is one of the sharp spices that irritates the olfactory nerve endings and leads to frequent sneezing . Of course, frequent sneezing is not considered dangerous, but it may be annoying for some, especially respiratory and allergy sufferers.

2. Throat and stomach irritation

Due to the stinging and burning nature of black pepper, eating it in large quantities may lead to a feeling of burning and irritation in the mouth, throat and stomach area, causing inconvenience to the person.

3. Impairment of fertility

Consumption of piperine, which is one of the main compounds in black pepper, in medicinal doses or in large quantities, leads to a negative impact on fertility and reproduction in men and women, as it may possess contraceptive properties in women, and works on the damage and weakness of sperm in men by increasing Concentration of harmful free radicals in the epididymis area, which is a storehouse of sperm.

4. Skin irritation and redness

Black pepper extracts may lead to irritation, redness and a tingling sensation in the skin, because it contains the compound cosmoperine, which leads to congestion of blood vessels and thus irritation of the skin. 

Warnings about black pepper

Here are other top warnings about taking black pepper extracts:

  • Avoid excessive intake of black pepper or its therapeutic extracts during pregnancy as this may increase the risk of miscarriage.
  • Be careful not to take black pepper extracts or increase it in case of bleeding diseases, because it may increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Be sure to consult your doctor before taking black pepper extracts if you suffer from diabetes.
  • Stop consuming black pepper extracts at least two weeks before any surgery. 

Black pepper benefits

After we have explained the effects of black pepper on the liver and its other damages, it is necessary to note its many benefits as well, including the following:

  • It has antioxidant properties and thus helps prevent heart disease and tumors.
  • It fights chronic infections in the body.
  • Helps fight some types of bacterial infections.
  • Promotes brain health and improves memory.
  • It increases the level of good cholesterol in the blood.
  • Contributes to regulating blood sugar level

source : wikipedia

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