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long pepper fruit

PIPER LONGUM ROOT (long pepper fruit)

piper longum fruit dried
Botanical Name

PIPER LONGUM ROOT

Common Name

long pepper fruit

Category

Herbs

Product Description

long pepper fruit uses : RESPIRATORY SUPPORT, THERMOGENIC, CARMINATIVE.
Four types are described in Raj Nilhantu i.e.
1) Pippali - Piper longum, 2) Gaj Piippali - P. Chaba (chavika), 3) Sinhali- P. retrofracturn, 4) Van Pippali - P. Sylvaticum or P. Peepuloides. It is very much useful in tuberculosis, anaemia and anorexia. Spikes should be properly dried otherwise it spoiled soon. The roots are known as Pippalimul (Ganthoda) and used for same purposes.