Latin Name

Piper cubeba

English Name

Tailed pepper

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It acts as an expectorant and mucolytic agent hence used in the treatment of respiratory disorders. Used in pyuria and painful micturition due to its diuretic properties. It acts as an appetizer and relieves flatulence. It is applied externally on localized swellings. Medicated oil is used for application on wounds. It is chewed in diseases of oral cavity and throat, used in oral care formulations. Nasal inhalation is used in the treatment of sinusitis and migraines.

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