English Name :- Long Pepper
Botanical Name :- Piper longum Linn
Family :- PIPERACEAE
Parts - Used:- Roots, Dried unripe fruits (Dried Catkin)
Habit :- A slender under shrub, creeping and rooting below, branches rambling, root is erect and thick, leaves aredelicate orbicular; heart shaped.
Taste :- Sweet-Acrid
Chemical Constituents :- Root Contains- Alkaloids (Piper longumine, piper longuminine) Piperine, Essential oil which Contains n-decanes, alpha-Thujene, Terpenalene; Zingiberene, Sesquiterpenes, Piplastine, Triocontane, Dehydro-stigmasterol, Reducing sugars, Glycosides; Seeds Contain: Sylvatin, Sesamine.
Cough, Chronic bronchitis, Cold, Antidote to Snakebite, CNS Stimulant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-malarial, Antibacterial, Dyspepsia, Throat disorder, Lumbago, Spleeno-megaly.
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