Iahas-Long Pepper-Pippali

Long Pepper (Pippali)


Long Pepper Scientific Name

Piper longum

Long Pepper Other Names

Chinese: Pipo
French: Poivre long
German: Langer pfeffer
Greek: Peperi makron
Hindi: Pipplie, pipulmul
Sanskrit: Pippali

What is Long Pepper?

Long Pepper aka “Indian Long Pepper” used widely in Ayurveda for it’s medicinal properties, many times in combination with other herbs and spices. Most common uses of Long pepper are to promote healthy appetite and digestion, treat common stomachache, heartburn, flatulence, diarrhea, and in some cases to treat cholera. It is has also shown improvement in severe lung disorders like asthma, bronchitis, and cough.
Long pepper is also found to be beneficial in treatment of common body pains like headache, toothache; in treating vitamin B1 deficiency (aka beriberi); brain disorders like coma, epilepsy, insomnia, paralysis; skin disorders like leprosy, psoriasis, intestinal disorders like worm infestation; extreme tiredness, enlarged spleen, muscle pain, nasal discharge, snakebites, tetanus, tuberculosis, and tumors.

Common forms of Long Pepper

Whole, Powder, Capsule, Tablet

Long Pepper is commonly used for:

Long Pepper Dosage

Capsule: 1-2 capsules twice a day.
Powder: 4-8 pinch twice a day.

Long Pepper Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Stomach pain, Acidity, Heartburn.
Not so common side-effects: Not Known.
Pregnant women: Not Known.
Children: Not Known.
Indian long pepper might slow blood clotting. Taking excess amounts than those in food might increase the risk of bleeding.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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