Benefits of Pippali(Long Pepper)

Pippali is an underground creeper or under-shrub which roots from the nodes, it grows in the sub-tropical climate all over the tropical forests of India. It is a good rejuvenative to the respiratory system.

Benefits of Pippali: Asthma, bronchitis, colds, epilepsy, cough, laryngitis, paralysis, arthritis, worms, boosts immune system, gout, indigestion, fights cancer, fever, leprosy, diabetes, piles, inflammation, obesity.

Action: Analgesic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, carminative, expectorant.

Scientific name: Piper longum.

Useful part: Fruit.

Dosage: 1–5g per day powder or 5–15ml per day.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Pungent

Vırya(energy): Mildly heating

Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Oily, light, penetrating

Dosa effect: VK−, P+

Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, fat,nerve, reproductive

Srotas (channel): Circulatory,digestive, respiratory, reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Pippali, Maagadhi,Maagadha, Maagadhaa, Maagadhikaa, Magadhodbhavaa, Vaidehi, Upkulyaa, Pippalikam, Chapalaa, Kanaa, Krishnaa. Uushnaa, Shaundi, Kolaa, Tikshna-tandulaa.

English: Indian Long Pepper, Joborandi.