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Indian Long Pepper – Pipli Benefits As Per Ayurveda

The dried long pepper or pipli is widely used in Ayurveda and is known to have numerous benefits. Long pepper is known as  ‘Theekshna thandulu’, ‘Vushana’ and ‘Kana’ in Sanskrit because they are pungent, create heat in the body, and looks like small slate pencil respectively. This belongs to ‘papiliyonesi’ tree segment and its biological name is ‘piper lamgam’.

Indian Long Pepper Benefits

Sneezing
One gram of the long pepper powder mixed in 100 ml of lukewarm water should be taken every day early in the morning to increase body resistance, thus reducing the allergic symptoms of the body. This will reduce sneezing.

Worms in children
Depending on the age of the child, mix a small quantity of long pepper powder in honey and serve it once or twice a day to provide good health to them. The small intestinal worms, white germs in the stomach will be killed by this treatment and digestion in children improves.

Long term fever
Make a powder of 50 grams of long pepper powder and 100 grams of jaggery. One or two grams of this should be taken twice in a day, in the morning and evening. After that one cup of lukewarm milk should be taken for best results.

Gas trouble
Fry twenty-five grams of long pepper, dry ginger, black pepper and cumin seeds and make them into powder. Add 100 grams of salt. One or two grams of this powder mixed in 100 ml of lukewarm water should be taken half an hour before lunch. Half lemon squeezed can be added to the water. This will reduce bloating, stomach ache, constipation, lack of appetite and lack of taste etc.

Joint pains
Make powder of hundred grams of long pepper, fifty grams of dry ginger and 150 grams of jaggery (old). Take one or two grams of this powder daily twice. This will reduce joint pains especially caused because of obesity.

Nursing Mothers
Make a mixed powder of 100 grams each of long pepper, dry ginger, cumin seeds, ghee and 200 grams of jaggery (old). Take two or three grams of this powder mixed in 100 ml lukewarm milk twice a day in the morning and evening. This will reduce body pains, strain in nursing mothers. Fat will not accumulate in the abdomen. Nursing mothers will be able to produce sufficient milk to the baby and the baby’s immune system will improve.

Tooth powder
Make powder of each fifty grams of long pepper, cumin seeds and sea salt. This can be used as tooth powder to improve healthy teeth and gums. Regular usage will reduce toothache, pain and blood from gums, foul odour from the mouth and lack of taste.

Asthma
Take fifty grams each of long pepper powder, white calotropis gigantean (crown flower – jilledu) and make them into a paste with starch water from cooked rice. Make into small marble size (equivalent to yellow gram) tablets. One tablet with sufficient warm water should be taken once or two times a day depending upon the severity of the condition. Asthma will be controlled.

Eosinophilia
Make powder of twenty-five grams each of long pepper and turmeric powder. One gram of this powder mixed with honey should be taken twice a day in the morning and evening. It will reduce the molecule count in blood and will cure rashes, cough and fatigue.

Elevated breathing
Make powder of twenty-five grams each of long pepper, dry ginger and spice of pine cedar (deva daru). One gram of this powder mixed in 50 ml of lukewarm water should be taken twice a day. This will reduce lung and intestine related health problems.

Blood circulation to the brain
Take one gram of long pepper powder mixed with honey twice a day. This will enable better blood circulation to the brain. This will help in improving the nervous system and reduce stammering and palsy.

Problems in Women
Make powder of twenty-five grams each of long pepper, dry ginger, black gingelly seeds and jaggery. Add one ayurvedic medicine called ‘punarnavaadi mandooram’. Take one or two grams of this powder mixed with sufficient honey or lukewarm milk twice daily in the morning and evening. This will reduce menstrual pains, backaches and body pains. This will increase haemoglobin content in blood and reduces the chances of Jaundice and white patches.

Source – Saptagiri August 2019 magazine



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