fruit (also known as long pepper) is the best among all the medicines.
It is light, oily, bitter, hot and pungent in taste. Ripe Pippali is
heavy, sweet, and cold and causes kapha. It increases pitta in this
stage and balances pitta when in dry state. Pippali increases fire, is
sweet in taste and strengthening.
Botanical Name: Piper Longum Linn.
Hindi Name: Pipala
English Name: Long Pepper
Kannada Name: Hippali, Hipli
Telugu Name: Pippallu
Tamil Name: Tippili
Bengali Name: Pipal
Punjabi Name: Maghaun
is a mild purgative, and overcomes respiratory problems, cough, stomach
disorder, fever, and leprosy, discharge of vital humors, piles, liver
problems, pain and dysentery. It overcomes kapha and vata in dry state
and increases kapha and removes pitta in ripe state. Pippali has special
impact on lungs and uterus.
is very beneficial in cases of cold and kapha related diseases. It
overcomes tuberculosis, hiccups, fever, and germs, increases blood,
purifies it, helps in urination and reduces vata. Pippali is bitter,
pungent, hot, dry, light, helps in digestion, increases pitta, removes
kapha, vata, burning sensation, overcomes liver diseases, germs and
respiratory problems, and increases digestive fire.