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Black Pepper (Maricha ) Piper nigrum

 

Family: Piperaceae

---Synonyms---Black pepper, pepper, white pepper, green peppercorns, Maricha

--Parts Used---fruit

Active Compounds:

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.

---Medicinal Actions and Uses---

Action

anthelmintic, antipyretic,  antiperiodic, carminative, expectorant, stimulant

Externally- resolvent, rubefacient, stimulant

Uses

asthma
boils
cholera
colic
cough
diarrhea
fever
gas
gastric ailments
hemorrhoids
indigestion
chronic rheumatism
obesity
plegm
sinus congestion
skin diseases
sore throat
worms

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