Indian long pepper

(Piper longum)

Other names: Bì Bá, 荜拔, Indian Long Pepper Bush, Poivrier Long, Bengal-Pfefferstrauch, Stabpfefferstrauch, Pimenta-longa, Dugi Pipali Papar

Indian long pepper is native to India. Its Sanskrit name, pippali, is the predecessor to the word pepper. Indian long pepper contains essential oil, which consists of sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and ethers (bisabolene, β-caryophyllene, β-caryophyllene oxide, and α-zingiberene) and saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons such as pentadecane, tridecane, and heptadecane.

Indian long pepper may be beneficial for appetite, digestion, stomachache, heartburn, intestinal gas, diarrhea, cholera, asthma, bronchitis, cough, headache, toothache, vitamin B1 deficiency, coma, epilepsy, fever, stroke, insomnia, leprosy, fatigue, enlarged spleen, muscle pain, nasal discharge, paralysis, psoriasis, intestinal worms, snakebites, tetanus, thirst, tuberculosis, and tumors. It may also be beneficial for post-baby belly, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, infertility, and libido.

Compliance: food ingredient, food supplement, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

Please check your local regulation.

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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