Black Pepper is rich in piperine, the pungent compound that triggers a sneeze when it hits the nerve endings inside your nose. Hundreds of studies show that piperine also triggers healing, energizing and protecting nearly every organ and system in your body.
Cancer: Cellular and animal research demonstrates that piperine fights cancer. I n a test of 55 natural compounds, piperine scored number one in killing triple-negative breast cancer, the virulent type. In another study, it killed aggressive HER2 breast cancer cells, and even stopped the deadly HER2 gene from activating. Other research shows that piperine can slow, stop or kill prostate, colorectal, lung, cervical, liver and stomach cancers. Piperine also slows angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumors. It even enhances the effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy.
Arthritis and gout: Piperine is antiinflammatory, and studies show that it can stop destructive inflammation in cartilage cells (loss of cartilage is the cause of osteoarthritis) and reduce inflammation associated with gout. It also reverses the symptoms of arthritis in lab animals.
Source: Bottom Line Personal March 2015