JPS Pipal Badi | Longum Long Pepper
- Long pepper, sometimes called Indian long pepper, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning
- Pippali stimulates metabolism and helps maintain a healthy digestive environment
- It is a close relative of the common table spice, black pepper, and is similarly pungent and heating
- Used in a variety of Ayurvedic Medicines, and can be used instead of Black Pepper for seasoning
The Indian long pepper is used widely for natural and ayurvedic medicinal purposes. It contains various essential nutrients and compounds that contribute towards better functioning of the body. Traditionally it is used to ease sore throat and indigestion and has many more benefits such as skin care and weight control. Long pepper is used as the main ingredient for cooking in Nihari, Indian, Pakistani, Malay and Thai cooking. It is also an ingredient of various pickles (achaar) and preserves.