Szechuan peppercorn

Plant Extracts , Irritants
From a plant native to Szechuan Province in China. It grows on trees, and so differs from black pepper, which grows on climbing vines. Used extensively in Szechuan cooking, Szechuan pepper is known for the “numbing” sensation it produces on the tongue. It is considered a counter-irritant. See counter-irritant , black pepper extract and oil

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