Good for the stomach
Black pepper is used traditionally to treat stomach acid and prevent the formation of intestinal gas. It is sometimes made into preparations with other substances including cow's urine.
Black, white and green
Black, white and green peppercorns come from the same species, Piper nigrum.
The term peppercorn rent is derived from the high price of black pepper during the Middle Ages in Europe, where it was accepted in lieu of money or as a dowry. Today this term means exactly the opposite - virtually free!
Black pepper is one of the world's most widely and frequently used spices all over the world.