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Pippali

Sanskrit Name: Pippali

English Name: Long pepper

Latin Name: Piper longum Linn.

Family: Piperaceae

Parts used: Fruits and roots

Ayurvedic Properties:

Rasa: Katu

Veerya: Anushna

Vipaka: Madhura

Guna: Laghu, snigdha, tikshna

Prabhava: Deepan (appetiser), pachan (digestive) and anaha prashaman (anti flatulent)

Dosha karma:
Kapha hara, vata hara, pitta avirodhini

Roga karma: Deepan (appetiser), Recha (purgative),Kanthya (beneficial for throat), Kasa hara (anti tussive),Hikka nigrahana (anti hiccup), Sheeta prashaman (calefaction), Shool prashaman (analgesic), Mutral (diuretic),Rasayan (rejuvenator)
Vajikaran (aphrodisiac)

Rogaghnata: Agnimandya (diminished digestion),Vibandh (constipation), Kantha roga (diseases of throat),
Kasa (cough), Hikka (hiccup),Sheeta dagdha (frost bite)
Shool (pain),Mutrakruchhra (dysuria),Daurbalya (weakness)
Shukra daurbalya (semen debility)