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Maricha

Sanskrit Name:
Maricha, Vellaja, Krushna, Ushana, Dharmapattana

Latin Name:
Piper nigrum, Linn, Piper triocicum, Roxb.

English Name:
Black pepper

Family: piperaceae

Ayurvedic properties:
Ardra Maricha (Fresh fruits of Maricha):
Rasa: Katu
Veerya :  ishat ushma.
Vipaka : madhur
Guna : guru, tikshna
Dosha karma: Shleshma prasek
(due to madhur, guru and ishat ushna nature), Apittala (due to madhur and guru nature)

Shushka Maricha (dried fruits of Maricha) :
Rasa: Katu
Veerya :  Ushna
Vipaka : Katu
Guna : Laghu, tikshna, ruksha
Dosha karma: Kapha hara, Vata hara,
Pitta prakopi

Applied Ayurved:
Karma: Rochana, Deepan, Krumighna, Shoola  Prashaman, Avrushya

Rogaghnata: Aruchi, Agnimandya, Krumi roga,Shoola

Parts used:
Shushka apakwa phala (fully matured dried unripe fruit)
Doses:
Phala churna (powder of fruit): 0.5-1 gm.