The Piper longum is commonly known as Long pepper. It is known as Pippali in Hindi and Sanskrit. It belongs to the family of Piperaceae.
This herb has long been used in medicines and as an important culinary additive in parts of India, Sri Lanka, Middle East and the Americas. It has now become extremely popular in Europe, America and is hence traded from India widely. It is also believed that Piper longum was given more value than the black pepper by Roman Emperors.
In recent times long pepper has become a rare ingredient in the European style of cooking but it is still being widely used in India for the preparation of pickles, in America for making spice mixtures and in Indonesian as well as Malaysian cooking.
The fruit of the Piper longum contain alkaloids like piperine, lignans like fargesin, esters as well as volatile oils like caryophyllene and pentadecane.
The herb is known for relieving various diseases.
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