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Why does pepper make you sneeze?

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Pepper, be it white, black, or green, 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

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Pepper contains an alkaloid of pyridine called piperine which acts as an irritant if it gets into the nose thus causing sneezing.

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