Black Pepper Craving

Patient

Q: I enjoy eating black pepper on it's own with a little sea salt mixed daily. I crave it every day, and has become a habit. Is this a problem? I eat it during these times, not on food but say off of a napkin.

Symptoms:  No symptoms until ingest too much.
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. There is not medical condition associated with this particular type of craving. It is possible that you simply enjoy the taste of black pepper. In moderation, there should be no problem with this. However, if you ingest large amounts of this, you can experience gastrointestinal irritation. Please be guided accordingly.

Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: Thank you so much for your response, and I agree moderation is the safe way..but need to stop.

Related Q&A

Q: In the past 2 years I've had 2 acl surgeries on my left knee and a mua for extension, over these 2 years I've been co...

Q: Hello. I'm interested in starting the "mini pill" aka the progesterone only birth control pill, it's called...

Q: This morning I ate big amount of something sweet (Halva) for breakfast and it made me feel sick. I just threw up. At ...

Q: Hi I had an MRI due to migraines and confused and extremely worried about the results. I don't have access to the rep...

Q: I am so scared. I had to have five ct scans this year to various issues. Am I at risk for cancer?

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews