Pepper Kashayam to Relieve Cold and Boost Immunity

 Pepper Kashayam to Relieve Cold and Boost Immunity

In Indian cuisine, black pepper is considered an essential ingredient. Known as "black gold," black pepper is particularly beneficial during the coronavirus pandemic. Making and drinking pepper kashayam at home can help alleviate fever, cold, cough, and throat infections. Let's learn how to prepare this beneficial pepper kashayam.

Nutrients in Black Pepper:

Black pepper is rich in vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, vitamins C, E, B6, and K. It also contains minerals like zinc, sodium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. Vitamin C in black pepper plays a crucial role in boosting our immune system.

To prepare pepper kashayam, you will need black pepper, basil leaves, palm jaggery, sugar, and water. This kashayam can be made in just 20 minutes to relieve your cold symptoms.


- Black pepper - 1/4 cup

- Basil leaves - 10 leaves

- Palm jaggery - 2 tablespoons

- Water - 2 cups


1. Heat a pan on the stove and roast the black pepper until they crackle. Then, grind the roasted pepper into a fine powder.

2. In a pot, add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.

3. Add the ground pepper, basil leaves, and palm jaggery to the boiling water and stir well.

4. Let it simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

5. Strain the kashayam using a strainer.

Drinking this kashayam can help reduce symptoms of indigestion, cough, and cold.


- The piperine in black pepper stimulates the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, improving digestion and relieving constipation, gas, and diarrhea.

- Vitamin C in black pepper acts as an antibiotic against common colds and coughs.

- It helps reduce signs of skin aging, wrinkles, and skin lines due to its vitamin C content.

- The antibiotic properties of black pepper boost our immune system and help fight infections.

Pepper kashayam is a simple and effective remedy to boost immunity and relieve cold symptoms using readily available ingredients from your kitchen.

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