Learn about the MM used to refer Pepper

We return home from the office after work is completed on a bike or scooter in a hurry. Suddenly there would be a crowd and we slow down. We may get the spicy wind come from the tawa of the nearby roadside roast fish cart shops and disturb eys and make irritation. Everybody faced these situations frequently correct?

So continue to read... let's go next to black pepper ...

The 'mesh size' is a 'sieve' size (an American standard used worldwide for export/import) that allows full black pepper to enter. That's the size of 6MM and 8MM black pepper.

Even more, black pepper is available in more than half - broken / halved / powdered / fine powder as 8,10, 12,14, 18, 28, 30 and 34 mesh sizes.

Black pepper Mesh sizes for various Uses:




Whole black pepper



Half Cracked Black Pepper


Roast beef/Baron of beef

Quarter Cracked Pepper


Roast beef/Baron of beef

Coarse Black Pepper


Roast Chicken and Steaks

Table ground black pepper


Table Use

Restaurant ground black pepper


Table Use

Fine ground black pepper


Saucier Station

Ground white pepper


Sauces and Potatoes

In the table above you can see the details of which mesh size, which number, which type is suitable for cooking.

Number 60 is a very, very nice free-flow black pepper powder that is so thin that it flies in the air (just like the eye-popping roadside fried fish shop's Byadgi chilies mentioned above).

Medicinal benefits of Siris Tree/Albizia Lebbeck

Siris tree, which is full of nutrients. In Tamil, this tree is called Vaagai

Many people are familiar with the tree as it is found with leaves like drumstick leaves and fruits like acacia concinna.

The Siris tree is a very ancient tree that grows from ten feet to thirty feet in height. As the branches of the tree spread out and look like a large umbrella, the shade under the tree is permanent, hence, the tree is also called the shade tree.

Siris tree with small leaves, fragrant beautiful flowers, and high seed pods has been a part of Tamil life since the Sangam period. During the Sangam era, Tamil Nadu warriors would wear flowers on the head as a symbol of victory after the battles. That's why even now Tamil people use the word "Vagai soodi va" to wish. 

The Siris tree is one of the preserved trees in the temples called Thala trees for the benefit of future generations by preserving the ancient trees! The Siris tree, which is considered for stopping soil erosion, also brings many benefits to human beings.

It has various medicinal properties. Usually this tree gives a beautiful view. Its resin, bark, flower, seed, and leaves have medicinal benefits.

Siris tree is rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Dry the bark in the shade and make a fine powder. Mix a spoon of powder with milk and drink daily to make appetite. Mouth sores will heal. 

To cure Eye Diseases: 

Tea made from Siris tree leaves is the best remedy for eye ailments, from redness of the eyes to eye irritation, eye itching, watery eyesight, blurred vision, and night blindness.

To enhance the eyesight:

Wash the leaves a little and boil in two tumblers of water with cumin seed until it is reduced to half, add little palm sugar and drink to increase the eyesight. This will strengthen the eyes and eliminate the effects of eye diseases including night blindness, redness of the eyes, and watery eyes.

Relieving eye pain: 

Shallow fry five or six leaves with castor oil and cool down. Rinse the eyes well with water, close the eyes and place the fried leaves on the eyelids. After a while remove them. This will cure eye pain, swelling of the eyes, including eye irritation.

Flower medicine:

The fragrant flowers of the Siris tree can be used to make medicine for poisons. Sprinkle a little pepper powder with a few flowers or buds, leave two tumblers of water, heat it, until when it is half. Drink this water by adding little honey. All the aches and pains in the body getaway, the toxins in the body are broken down and the poison is cured.

Teeth, gum related problem

For many, the problem may be in the tooth and gums. Toothpaste, which is commonly used by everyone, is the cause of oral problems. Much of the problem can be solved by changing the toothpaste and food you eat.

Powder the root bark and brush the tooth with it. All gum-related diseases will be cured. Your teeth will get stronger.

Boil the siris tree root bark with water. When the water is warm, gargle in your mouth. Doing this daily will cure mouth sores. Your teeth will get stronger. 

Take siris tree resin and make a fine powder. Add this with milk or butter and eat daily. This will cure ulcers. If there is no ulcer in the intestinal, you will not get mouth sores.

ANISOMELES MALABARICA/Peimiratti medicinal benefits


Name of the herb -: Peimiratti (means demon intimidator).


Plant Family -: LAMIACEAE.

Other names in Tamil -: Irattai piramattai, Irattai Peimiratti, Erumuttai Pee nari, slightly rounded-leafed species called Otrai peimiratti and Vedhupadaki.

Plant structure-: It grows all over Tamil Nadu. Opposite pale deciduous, odor smell plant with long leaves and crimson cluster flowers. Grows to about three feet tall. The plant is drought tolerant. Propagated by seeds and stems.

Useful parts - throughout the plant. (Samoolam)

Medical Benefits: It has the properties of increasing appetite, eliminating flatulence, increasing sweating, relieving constipation, recover the nerve appear on muscles, and alleviating ascites. It will help to cure conjunctivitis, diarrhea, stomach ailments, high fever. 

Before seeing the method of use, let's see the below terms used in Siddha medicine.

Samoolam- means a mix of the root, leaf, stem, flower, and bark of a plant. The word is used in medicine.

Gorasuram- means high fever.

Kiyalamittu - means to grind like a liquid pulp.

Allumandam - A child suffering from abdominal pain.

Rootchai - is a disease that affects children.

Method of use: 

Its samoolam has a bitter taste. Grind this into a pulp and provide to cure Vomiting, cough, fever with sputum. Add a handful of samoolam to a clay pot with 1/2 liter water and boil until it is reduced to a 1/8 ratio. Filter this water and give 1/2 ounce daily twice. Add 3g of ajwain and 10g peppercorns into a pan and fry until it starts burning. To this, add a 1/2 liter water with 40g chopped anisomeles malabarica leaves, and boil it until it is reduced to 125ml. Filter this water and feed 15ml daily 3 times. Such treatments are essential for treating diarrhea in children during teething. Add this liquid into a pan with hot water and take a vapor bath to get rid of the fever, headache, etc.

Boil the leaf and take a vapor bath. It will cure rheumatism. Give 5 drops of leaf juice to children in hot water to cure diarrhea during toothing. Boil the leaf in water and drink it in the morning and evening to cure all kinds of fever. Cholera may be simply and successfully treated by giving this leaf boiled water every one hour. 

In this species, the longleaf plant is called an irattai peimiratti and the round leaf is called an otrai peimiratti. These are considered male and female respectively. Experts believe that the female leaf is suitable for the treatment of diseases seen in male children and the male leaf is suitable for the treatment of diseases seen in women.

In villages, neem leaves are used to treat any diseases and to remove negative energy from the body. Similarly, this plant also can be used. Hence it is called peimiratti

The leaf of the demon intimidator is said to be hot and will cure white diarrhea, gallstones, fever, rheumatism, urticaria.

The green leaf can be used as a wick for lanterns. It will glow very well.