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Tailed Pepper (Kababcheeni)

Tailed pepper Scientific Name

Piper cubeba

Tailed pepper Other Names

English: Tail Pepper, Cubeb, Java Pepper
Hindi: Kababcheeni, Sheetalcheeni
Sanskrit: Cavya

What is Tailed pepper?

Tailed pepper is known for its immense therapeutic properties and has many Ayurvedic applications. It is a woody climber and the unripe fruit is found to have bioactive components used for medicinal purposes. It is mainly used in the treatment of respiratory disorders like cough, asthma, chronic bronchitis. It is used as a substitute for Musk. Additionally, Tailed Pepper has anesthetic (pain0insentivity), anti-anthelmintic (parasite-destroying), antiemetic (suppresses nausea), anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cardiotonic (promoting cardiac health), carminative (relieves flatulence), diuretic (increases frequency of urination), emmenagogue (stimulates menstruation), expectorant (facilitates phlegm production), rejuvenating, stomachic (promotes healthy appetite) and thermogenic (heat-producing) properties.

Common forms of Tailed pepper

Seed, Powder, Oil

Tailed pepper is commonly used for:

  • Treating inflammatory diseases and Urinary Tract Infections
  • Curing chronic bronchitis and other respiratory conditions including Asthma
  • Curing dysentery and reducing flatulence
  • Managing stress and anxiety

Tailed pepper Dosage

Powder: 1/2-1 tsp or as prescribed.
Oil: 2-5 drops or as prescribed.

Tailed pepper Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Excess intake especially in concentrated forms like oil can cause severe stomach upsets, headaches, and skin rashes. Avoid intake if you have GI inflammation.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known. Avoid use, as Tailed pepper can cause menstruation.
Children: Not known.
Tailed pepper might reduce the effectiveness and antacids and worsen acidity. It may also have adverse effects on the kidney and should be avoided in case of kidney disease. It is also found to inhibit proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers and therapeutic amounts should be taken only under medical supervision.

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