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Pippali mool, Piper longum root

Common Names of Piper longum

Piper longum is known as Indian long pepper. It belongs to the Piperaceae family. Pippali moola is the root of Piper longum.

Occurrence of Long Pepper

This herb is found throughout the India mostly in the warmer places. Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and south Asian regions are some other places where this herb is found.

Description of Long Pepper

Long pepper herb is a slender, aromatic with creeping and jointed stems and fleshy fruits are embedded into the spikes. The Leaves are of dark green color. The Flowers of this plant are monoecious. Male and female flowers are borne on different plants.

Ayurvedic Energetics of long pepper

Ayurveda is an oldest system of health care that describes three doshas of the body as the energies or the forces of the body. These three doshas are known as tridoshas as they are three in number. They are Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha. Ayurveda helps to maintain the overall health of the body by balancing all these doshas. According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in any of the three doshas can result in various health problems. Ayurveda is one of the best ways to take care of our body in a natural way.

Ayurvedic Energetics of long pepper

  • Rasa (Taste) – Katu (Pungent)
  • Guna (Qualities) – Laghu (lightness), Rooksha (dryness)
  • Vipaka – Katu (pungent taste after digestion)
  • Veerya – Ushna (Hot potency)
  • Effect on doshas – Balances Kapha and Vata dosha

Uses of Long Pepper

The first reference of Long pepper comes from the ancient textbooks of Ayurveda. Ayurveda describes the various uses of long pepper for dietary purpose as well as for various health purposes. It is basically used for healthy respiratory system. It is also beneficial for healthy digestion and healthy metabolism a well. Long pepper is rarely found in various European cuisines and Nepalese vegetable pickles. It is commonly found in spice mixtures in North Africa as well as in Malaysia and Indonesia cooking. In India, it is readily available mostly in every grocery store. It is in fact found as the main spice of Nihari dish, which is one of the national dishes of Pakistan.

Chemical Constituents Present in Long Pepper

Essential oil, B-Sitosterol, Cepharadiones and Piperines etc. are some of the chemical constituents found in the Piper longum.

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Planet Ayurveda's Product that contains Pippali mool (Root of long pepper)

1. Chanderprabha Vati

The main ingredients in Chanderprabha vati of Planet Ayurveda are Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shilajit (Asphaitum), Pippali mool (Piper longum), Sharkara (Sugar), Dhanyak (Coriandrum sativum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinaceae).

Pack size - Each bottle contain 120 tablets in it.

2. Kaishore Guggul

Kishore guggul contains Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul), Ginger root (Zingiber officinale), Guduchi herb (Tinospora cordifolia), Pippali mool (Piper longum), Black pepper fruit (Piper nigrum), Danti root (Baliospermum montanum) and Nishoth root (Operculina turpethum).

Pack size - Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

3. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh vati tablets of Planet Ayurveda are prepared using various ingredients. The main ingredients include Piper longum (long pepper roots), Plumbago zeylanica (chitrak) and Bailospermum montanum (Danti).

Pack size - Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

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