COMMON NAME: Black pepper, white pepper, green pepper, peppercorn
BOTANICAL NAME: Piper Nigrum L.
DISTILLATION: Fruit is steam distilled
ORIGIN AND HABITAT: Native to southern India, cultivated tropical evergreen forest throughout the world
CURRENT AND HISTORICAL USES: Used in Ayurvedic and other traditional medicines, common culinary spice, historically known as “black gold” or the “king of spices”. It was used as currency throughout Europe and North Africa and the Middle East.