Latin Name

Piper longum

English Name

Long pepper

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Fruit, Root
(फल, मूल)

Effect on Dosha

Dried fruits pacify Kapha and Vata where as young fruits aggravate Vata and Kapha and pacify Pitta.

Properties and Uses

It relieves intestinal gas, boosts appetite therefore used in loss of appetite, indigestion, pain due to flatulence. It has strong mucolytic and expectorant action hence used in asthma where it helps in breaking down and expectoration of mucus. It has mild laxative and diuretic properties. It is a potent blood cleanser and effective in various skin disorders. It is effective in intermittent and remittent fevers. It is a potent nourishing and rejuvenating agent when used in proper dose and formulations.

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