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Black Pepper (Maricha ) Piper nigrum
---Synonyms---Black pepper, pepper, white pepper, green peppercorns, Maricha
Black pepper's aromatic, slightly musty odor comes from the volatile oils found largely in the flesh and skin; its pungent bite comes from the alkaloids-piperine and piperidine-and resins found mostly in the seeds. The oils go into perfumes and flavorings.
anthelmintic, antipyretic, antiperiodic, carminative, expectorant, stimulant
Externally- resolvent, rubefacient, stimulant