PIPER LONGUM ROOTCommon Name
long pepper fruitCategory
long pepper fruit uses : RESPIRATORY SUPPORT, THERMOGENIC, CARMINATIVE.
Four types are described in Raj Nilhantu i.e.
1) Pippali - Piper longum, 2) Gaj Piippali - P. Chaba (chavika), 3) Sinhali- P. retrofracturn, 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.
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