Botanical name : Piper longum Linn.
Family : Piperaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Long pepper
Hindi : Pipli, Pipal
Malayalam : Thippali
A slender aromatic climber rooting at the nodes, the branches are erect, swollen at the nodes. Leaves are alternate, ovate-oblong, entire, smooth, thin with reticulate venation; veins raised beneath. Flowers in solitary spikes, fruits are berries, small red when ripe. The mature spikes when dried is called pippali
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, lumbar pain, arthritis, dyspepsia, asthma, bronchitis, fever, etc. it has aphrodisiac property.
Useful part : Dried spikes, Root.