Sichuan pepper (Zanthoxylum piperitum) is a small berry of the Rutaceae family (the
same family of the lemon), native to Asia. The name pepper is due to the fact that the berry
can remember a berry of black pepper, but there is no correlation between the two spices. This
spice presents, as well as a very characteristic scent and flavor, many benefits for our body
that are: relieves sore teeth, soothe painful bowel spasms, promote bowel regularity, act on
itching relieving it, relieving the pain caused by insect bites and reducing the irritating effect
of some foods. Among the known contraindications relating to Sichuan pepper is that of its
anesthetizing power, especially when taken in large quantities.