top button
Flag Notify
    Connect to us
      Site Registration

Site Registration

Why does pepper make you sneeze?

+1 vote
posted Jan 16, 2018 by Alicia Thomas

Share this question
Facebook Share Button Twitter Share Button LinkedIn Share Button

1 Answer

+1 vote

Pepper, contains an alkaloid of pyridine called piperine. Piperine acts as an irritant if it gets into the nose. It stimulates (or irritates) the nerve endings inside the mucous membrane. This stimulation will cause you to sneeze.

answer Jan 19, 2018 by Abhishek Maheshwari