Botanical name – Piper Longum
Family name – Piperaceae
English name – Indian long pepper
Common name – Long Pepper
Synonyms – Magadhi, Krishna, Vaidehi, Chapala, Kana, Ushana, Soundi, Kola, Tikshnatandula.
Habit – Annual herb
Useful Parts – Fruit, root
Common Uses – Pippali has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is also used in indigestion, loss of appetite, constipation, pain in the abdomen, piles, liver problems, anaemia, heart diseases, cough, asthma, general body weakness, tuberculosis, decreased sperm, menstrual and urinary disorders, and skin related problems.
Indications – Thirst, Fever, Abdominal disorders, Dyspnoea, Cough, Emaciation, Skin disorders, Diabetes, Hemoorhoids, Spleenomegaly, Pain, Anemia, Intestinal worms, Loss of taste, Indigestion and bloating.
Product description – It is the main ingredient in Trikatu tablet, Chitrakasi tablet, Karpur Hingu tablet, and Pippali powder.