Known as the king of spices, sprinkling a pinch of pepper enhances the flavor of any recipe. Ground pepper is made from dried black peppercorns which is actually a fruit of black pepper plant from the “Piperaceae” family. The black pepper plant is a trailing, woody vine that grows in tropical climates. It is used as a spice and as well as a medicine to heal cold and cough, indigestion, treats skin problems and improves metabolism and immunity. It is also one of the widely traded spices in the world.