Pepper side effects

(Piper nigrum)


Hoarseness. Pepper can cause hoarseness because it is an irritating spice.

Effects in the stomach. In sensitive people, it is common pepper usually causes gastritis, dyspepsia or heartburn.

Stomach ulcer: Pepper consumption worsens the symptoms of gastric ulcers.

Intestinal effects. Because of its irritating nature, pepper can cause diarrhea and flatulence in some people.

Pepper can also cause outbreaks and digestive disorders to people with dumping syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome.


In the image: Illustration of black pepper plant (Piper nigrum).

Toxicity of black pepper

Excessive consumption may cause hematuria pepper and seizures.

punto rojoMore information about black pepper contraindications and other types of peppers.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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