Black pepper also recognized as (Piper nigrum) is one of the most important spices and potential herbal medicines cultivated in tropical regions worldwide. The oil is extracted from the black pepper by the Supercritical fluid extraction method by using carbon dioxide as a solvent. Essential oil is extracted in a small proportion that mainly consists of terpenes, sesquiterpenes derivatives. The alkaloid piperine in the essential oil is the crucial constituent to produce pungent taste, while components like α- and β-pinene, limonene, myrcene, linalool, α-phellandrene are flavoring compounds. Piperine is useful against inflammation of periodontal or gum disease and gingivitis. Antispasmodic and analgesic properties of oil help in relieving pain. Studies found that piperine helps to inhibit nitric oxide and TNF-α, which are markers of inflammation.
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