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Herb Information
Name: Long Pepper
Biological Name: Piper longum

Piperaceae

Other Names: Long Pepper, Dried Catkins, Pippali, Pipal

Tippli, Pihal

Description:

This climbing shrub is Indigenous to India and Sri Lanka. It is cultivated in other parts.

Parts Used: Fruit
Medicinal Applications

Action 

analgesic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, carminative, expectorant.

Uses

Abdominal tumors
Asthma
Bronchitis
Colds
Coughs
Digestion
Epilepsy
Flatulence
Gout
Laryngitis
Paralysis
Rheumatic pain
Sciatica
Worms

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.

Dosage:

Infusion, powder, oil

Safety: 

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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