Organic Pippali Powder (Piper Longum):
Long pepper (Piper longum) is a slender aromatic climber and creeping jointed stem that is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Its leaves are dark green and flowers are monoecious. Pippali herb acts as ‘tridoshic’ as it is suitable for all body types and can be used in multiple health-related disorders.
Pippali (Piper Longum) Synonyms:
- Sanskrit : Kana, Magdha, Saundi
- English : Long Pepper
- Gujrati : Lindi Peeper, Pipali
- Hindi : Pipar
- Oriya : Pipali, Pippali
- Punjabi : Magh, Magh Pipali
- Tamil : Arisi Tippali, Thippili
Chemical Constituents of Pippali (Piper Longum):
Pippali contains volatile oil, alkaloids, saponins, lignans, esters, isobutylamides, etc.
Ayurvedic Properties of Pippali (Piper Longum):
- Rasa: Madhura, Tikta, Katu
- Guna: Singdha, Laghu
- Virya: Anusana
- Vipaka: Madhura
- Karma: Rechana, Hridya, Ruchya, Tridoshahara, Vatahara
Therapeutic Uses of Pippali (Piper Longum):
- The active components of pippali alleviate the aggravated Vata, Pitta, and Kapha dosha and are used in the management of the disorders that arise due to misbalance in Kapha, Vata, and Pitta dosha.
- Organic pippali powder is used as an expectorant and helps in clearing mucus from the lungs and other respiratory parts.
- The unripe fruit of the pippali is used as a carminative, tonic, and stimulant.
- The external application of powder helps in the management of toothache.
- The decoction of the plant is widely used to relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and other joint-related pain.
Dose of Pippali (Piper Longum):
The dosage is 1-3 gm of Organic pippali powder
Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India.
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