|Name: Long Pepper
Name: Piper longum
Names: Long Pepper, Dried Catkins, Pippali, Pipal
This climbing shrub is Indigenous to
India and Sri Lanka. It is cultivated in other parts.
analgesic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, carminative, expectorant.
Seed used in cough and
throat pain. Root used in paralysis, epilepsy, and stiff joints. Both
seeds and root are used for cough, rheumatism, leprosy, and consumption.
The herb is also believed to improve vitality.
Infusion, powder, oil
No information about the safety of this herb is available.
Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination with others to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.
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