Long Pepper, Pippali Piper longum
- Common Names
- Long Pepper, Pippali , Bengal Pepper, Indonesian Long Pepper, Java Pepper
- Botanical Name
- Piper longum
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Long Pepper, Pippali
- Medicinal Uses: * Ayurvedic
- Properties: * Antibacterial * Astringent * Carminative * Cholagogue * Diaphoretic/sudorific * Emmenagogue
- Parts Used: fruits
- Constituents: piperine
How to Use: Long Pepper, Pippali
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Used as a spice in cooking, pickling and anywhere you would use black pepper.
Long Pepper, Pippali Remedies
In the Kitchen: The long pepper has been used for centuries in cooking for its hot, spicy flavor though its popularity has been eclipsed in the West by it's close relative Piper nigrum , black pepper, and the discovery of the chili pepper in the New World, both of which are cheaper and easier to grow. Long pepper imparts a hotter, sweeter taste when used as a substitute for black pepper and is used in Mediterranean, African, Indian, and Indonesian cuisines.
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 *