pepper root

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Has 4 petaled white flowers. Helps with toothache. The root tastes peppery kind of like horseradish and can be chewed for colds and flu or made into tea to gargle with for sore throat. Used to spice up food. The entire plant can be used- leaves, stems, flowers, root. Add to your salads, rice etc. Even when the leaves are gone, the roots are still underground and edible.
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In this study we screened through and isolated some endophytic bacteria from black pepper roots.
Five (EB1-EB5) out of 30 bacterial isolates from the interior part of the pepper roots were selected for this study.
The roots in inoculated plants showed lower levels than control pepper roots, on the fourth and sixth days following the infection (P less than 0.