The ancient Aryans considered it as a powerful remedy for various disorders of the anatomical system and prescribed it as an effective cure for dyspepsia malaria, delirium. The Egyptian used it for embalming. The Asians are said to have it as an aphrodisiac. Pepperine is considered to be the major constituent responsible for the bitter taste of black pepper and has been used to impart pungency to dishes.
The high value and very high cost of cultivation has increased the risk, and thus commercial growers take extra ordinary precautions in the cultivation of Black Pepper. With the result under conventional farming there is a very heavy use of Chemical Pesticides in commercial cultivation.