Latin Name

Piper nigrum

English Name

Black pepper

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It increases salivary secretion, boosts appetite, promotes digestion and relieves intestinal gas. It acts as cough expectorant and used in chronic cough, sinusitis etc. It has stimulating as well as nourishing effect on nervous system hence used in many neurological disorders. It is used for external application in skin disorders, inflammatory conditions as it increases the blood circulation and has curetting effect as well. It has anti-pyretic actions and used especially in fever with chills.

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