Long Pepper/Pippali/Piper longum Health benefits & Side Effects

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If you have a little bit knowledge of Ayurveda or about ayurvedic medicines then you probably heard about Long Pepper. In India, this pepper is also known as ‘Indian long pepper’ in English and traditionally it is mentioned as Pippali in Hindi and other native languages will surely have different names. Its usage and popularity are not limited to a single country or a continent as the wide usage in both food and medicines make it an international spice. Indian long pepper or simply Pippali contains a volatile and fragrant oil. Chemicals like piplatin, seen in and pipla-sterol are also present in the fruit of this plant. Every part of this plant has great medicinal properties especially its fruits (the berries) and the roots. The root contains chemical compounds such as glucosides, pipelartin, piperin, steroids, and piperlonguminin. It is belongs to the family of black and white pepper it also have bitter, hot and warm properties. You can’t believe what an amazing pepper it is. Therefore we are here with its benefits.

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