|Botanical Name||Pipper longum L.|
|English name||Long pepper|
It grows in forest and near the houses in tropical region. It is also cultivated.
Hepatoprotective effectAnti-diabetic effect - shows to enhance glucose uptake; protects from lipid peroxidation; have hypo-lipidemic and hypoglycemic effect. Anti-inflammatory activity Analgesic activity
Anti-stress activityAnti-depressant like activity - shows to inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO) which catalyses the oxidative deamination of monoamine neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, and thus may prevent the development of various psychiatric and neurological disorders. Adaptogenic activity
Antioxidant activity- protects from oxidative stress, have free radical scavenging activity. Cardiovascular effect - inhibits platelet aggregation and thus can be used to improve peripheral blood circulation and protect from development of atherosclerosis.
Anti-microbial activity- shows to have anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic activity Anti-cancer activity - show to induce apoptosis in cancer cells.
Rejuvenation action:Balances Phlegm and Wind disorders Supports lungs, kidneys, intestines and stomach Restores body warmth and strength Restores kidney heat Protects spleen Clears dampness and cold
Gastrointestinal system:Improves digestive heat Improves appetite Clears excessive mucus from gastrointestinal system Relieves meteorism and abdominal distension Clears parasites Relieves gastrointestinal pain and spasms Stops nausea and vomiting Stops diarrhoea Decreases stomach acidity Relieves symptoms of food poisoning
Genitourinary system:Balances menstrual cycle Improves urinary flow
Immune system and detoxification:Purifies blood Improves blood circulation Clears excessive mucus from respiratory system Relieves shortness of breath and asthma Clears lung inflammation and chest pain Stimulates immune system Clears skin Relieves joint pain and swelling
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The long pepper has been used for centuries in Mediterranean, African, Indian, and Indonesian cooking, although it has almost fallen into obscurity in the past few hundred years.
Originating in South East Asia, Long pepper is a close relative of the black pepper plant and currently grown and cultivated in Bali, India and Thailand. The fruit of the pepper consists of many minuscule fruits, each about the size of a poppy seed, embedded in a flower spike. Long pepper is similar in taste to regular black pepper, but has a higher heat level and has a subtle sweet, cardamom like undertone in its flavor.