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Determination of medicinal properties of black pepper: effect of mortar and pestle crushing, normal grinding and cryogenic grinding


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Abstract

Cryogenic grinding is now arising as a method to prevent the spice powders from losing its

characteristic flavour during storage. The present study is done to determine the medicinal

properties of cryogenic ground, ambient ground and crushed samples of black pepper. The

solvents used for extraction are hot water, cold water and ethanol. Medicinal properties like

antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial and anti-cancerous studies are to be determined.

All the above studies revealed that cryogenic ground samples are far away much better than

ambient ground and crushed samples of black pepper.

Keywords

black pepper, Cryogenic grinding, Anti-oxidant, anti- diabetic, anti-cancerous,anti- microbial

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