PIPER LONGUM (Indian Long Pepper, Pippali)
Indian Long Pepper, Pippali
USES : Respiratory Support, Thermogenic, Carminative
Four types are described in Raj Nilhantu i.e.
(1) Pippali - Piper longum , (2) Gaj Pippali - P. Chana (chavika), (3) Sinhali - P. retrofractum, (4) Van Pippali - P. Sylvaticum or P. Peepuloides. It is very much useful in tuberculosis, anaemia and anorexia. Spikes should be properly dried otherwise it spoiled soon. The roots are known as Pippalimul (Ganthoda) and used for same purposes.