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Ingredient Name : Piper nigrum Linn.

Arabic Name : Filfil Aswadh, Filfil Gard

Bengali Name : Golmorich, Kalamorich, Morich

Chinese Name : Hu-chiao, Woo jiu, Hu jiao Li, Heihujiao

English Name : Black Pepper

French Name : Poivre noir

German Name : Schwarzer Pfeffer

Gujarati Name : Kali Miron

Hindi Name : Kalimirch, Gol Mirch

Kannada Name : Karimonaru, Menaru

Kashmiri Name : Marche

Latin name : Piper nigrum Linn.

Marathi Name : Kalamiri

Persian Name : Filfil Siah

Punjabi Name : Galmirich, Kalimirch

Sanskrit Name : Maricha

Urdu Name : Filfil Siah, Kali Mirch

Recommended Dosage: 250 mg to 1 g powder of fully mature dried fruit.

Contraindication: Black Pepper is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation. Avoid in people hypersensitive to piperine. Large amounts may elevate blood pressure.

Description

Its medicinal properties have been known for 4000 years. It is much employed as an anthelmintic, antioxidant, antiperiodic, antipyretic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, aromatic stimulant in cholera, carminative, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, sialagogue, weakness following fevers, vertigo, coma, etc., as a stomachic in dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating, indigestion, nausea, lack of appetite, diarrhoea and various gastrointestinal ailments. It also has antiinflammatory, bacteriostatic, fungistatic, hepatic, rubefacient and stimulant properties. It stimulates the activity of the heart and kidneys and the nervous system. It warms the body, improves circulation and prevents the proliferation of pathogens. In 2000, UK researchers found that the fruit had antibacterial properties since it was shown to effectively combat the bacteria responsible for food poisoning.

It is also used in constipation, piles, colic, gastric troubles, ascites, anaemia, worms, asthma, cough, cold, etc. Also useful in malarial fever. The essential oil eases rheumatic pain and toothache.