Long Pepper, Pippali Piper longum
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Long Pepper, Pippali
How to Use: Long Pepper, Pippali
Long pepper is known as pippali in India, the word pepper itself is derived from the Sanskrit word for long pepper, pippali. Pippali is valued in Ayurvedic medicine and foods for enhancing digestion and metabolism. It is combined with dried ginger and black pepper to form trikatu , which can be taken to help regulate cholesterol and help prevent obesity. It is also used to treat coughs, colds, fevers and rheumatism. Pippali has a folklore reputation as an aphrodisiac, and is believed to improve vitality.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Used as a spice in cooking, pickling and anywhere you would use black pepper.
Long Pepper, Pippali Remedies
The long pepper comes from a flowering vine with large catkin flowers. Within each flower are small black spikes, that are the actual pepper
Regional Traditions :Ayurvedic *