Pippali or Piplamool is to know about Ayurveda treatment. Pippali is also known by many as long pepper. It is an Ayurvedic medicine which is used in traditional medicine to overcome various types of health problems due to its special properties. The use of Pippali is beneficial for diabetes, as it helps in controlling blood sugar level. Along with this, it is very beneficial in removing obesity, liver problems, bacterial infections, sexual health, women’s problems, etc.
Pippali is a herb used as a medicine which we and you often also use as a spice. In the regional language, it is also known as ‘Ledi Pepper’. All the properties related to spices are present in this Ayurvedic herb. Its taste is pungent and the taseer is slightly warm. The scientific name of Pippali is Piper longum linn. Pippali is the fruit of the Piper longum plant, which is also very beneficial in raw form. Pippali raw fruits are used after drying in the sun. Apart from Pippali fruit, its root is also used to treat various problems which is known as Pippalimool.
Pippali plants grow as a shrubby vine, whose branches hang downwards. Its young twigs are soft. These plants thrive during the rainy season. The fruits of the male pippali are large and its fruits are about 2.5 to 7.5 cm long, while the female pippali is about 0.25 to 2 cm long.
Leaves: Its leaves look like heart or oval whose color is dark green. Their leaves can be about 2 to 3 inches in size.
Flowers: Flowers come to this plant during the rainy season. Both female and male flowers flower on different plants.
Fruit: Its fruits are cylindrical in shape which are yellow and orange in color. These fruits thrive in the early winters.
Nutrients of pippali
There are many reasons why Pippali is used as a medicine, including its nature, nutrients and medicinal properties. Pippali contains good amounts of alkaloids, beta cytosterol and analgesics (pain relievers) etc. Piplamool also contains eugenol, glycosides, piperine, resins, sugar, saturated fat, essential oils, piplartine, mircin, terpenoids, quercetin, and sylvatine. All these nutrients help the whole system of your body to function better.
Types of Pippali
According to the information obtained from ancient texts, there are two varieties of pippali Two types of pippali can also be obtained in the market, which are known as small pippali and big pippali. However, both types of pippali are used for medicinal purposes. But according to experts, small pippali is used more for medicinal use. They are also known as Chhoti pippali and Bada pippali or Gaza pippali
Benefits of pippali
Pippali is used for various health problems and treatments in Ayurveda due to its medicinal properties. Its taste and nature further enhance its usefulness. Let us know what kind of pippali helps in providing health benefits.
Benefits of pippali remove obesity
If you want to lose weight then use this Ayurvedic medicine. The benefits of pippali help in losing weight. Obesity can be very serious for you, because you may be suffering from other serious problems due to obesity. To reduce obesity, pippali should be consumed with honey. If pippali is consumed on a regular basis, it helps to burn the fatty acids present in the body, which can reduce your weight. Apart from this benefit, the use of pippali can also relieve problems related to cough imbalance such as cold, cough, fever etc.
Medicinal properties of pippali for diabetes
One of the serious diseases related to human health is diabetes. Diabetes can damage almost every system of our body. But the use of pippali is very beneficial for people with diabetes, as it helps in controlling the level of glucose in the blood. Regular consumption of pippali also promotes insulin production in the body. In this way, if pippali is consumed regularly by diabetic patients, then it can protect them from the effects of diabetes.
Benefits of Choti Peepal to cure Asthma
It is believed that regular consumption of pippali can reduce the effects of asthma. Its use helps in reducing the intensity and frequency of asthma attack. However, pippali cannot replace any medicine. Meaning you can use it as a supplement with the medicines taken in the treatment of asthma.
Benefits of Pippali Churna cures fever
If you are suffering from common cold or cold fever (Fever) then you should take pippali. You can eat it with honey or you can prepare its soup. Consuming Pippali Churna soup twice a day can reduce your fever. If you have a sore throat, it can also cure it. All these benefits have antiseptic and antibiotic properties in pippali.
Benefits of pippali to treat indigestion – By using Pippali, you can get rid of your stomach problems. Pippali in particular is very effective in relieving indigestion problems. You can use pippali as a spice while cooking your food. It helps in destroying the harmful bacteria present in your digestive system and helps in keeping your digestive system healthy. Its benefits are endorsed by people who consume Pippali regularly. But there is no authentic evidence of this fact. But pippali is used by Ayurveda to address these problems.
Use of small peppers to prevent bacterial infections – Most of the health problems in your body are caused by bacterial infections. The use of small pippali can protect you from bacterial infections, especially during the summer season. Bacterial infection is mostly caused by consuming contaminated water or contaminated food, which can make your stomach upset or even vomit. You can use pippali to avoid this type of infection. It is also very beneficial in the treatment of inflammation in the sinus cavity between your eyes called sinusitis.
The benefits of Pippali keep the liver healthy
Our wrong food, such as eating too much fried food, junk food, etc. can cause damage to our liver. You may have a variety of health problems if you are unwell. To avoid these problems you can use small peeps. Regular intake of pippali helps in removing the toxic substances inside the liver during your metabolic process. Consuming pippali can also protect the liver from infection. In this way, you can keep your liver healthy by taking pippali full of Ayurvedic properties.
Advantages of Piplamool – Increase fertility The use of Pippali is very beneficial for men who suffer from infertility, impotence and premature ejaculation. If Pippali is consumed regularly by these people, it activates the hormones that increase the energy in the body and improves the number and quality of sperm. The pungent taste and warm nature of the pippali are very beneficial in promoting sexual health of men.
Properties of Pippali for circulation – The pungent and sweet properties of this Ayurvedic herb activate the blood and nourish it. It helps in providing adequate nutrition and mineral substances to the tissues by increasing the digestive capacity of the body, which are useful in the manufacture of plasma and blood in the body. Nutrients present in pippali help to increase blood circulation of your body and keep arteries healthy.
Benefits of pippali Original Strengthens Bones
Strong bones means a strong structure for your body. The use of long pepper helps in strengthening the bones of your entire body and improving their overall health. If regular long pepper (pippali) is consumed, it helps to overcome many problems associated with bones. Pippali is even more beneficial for people with weakened bones, fractures and other bone problems.
Pippali benefits for menstruation
There are many menstrual and related health problems for women which can be very uncomfortable and painful. To avoid this type of problems, women should take Pippali regularly. It helps in stopping heavy monthly flow and can also treat the pain during menstruation.
Piplamool in pregnancy – In pregnant women, it helps to stimulate uterine contractions and make childbirth easier. Pippali can be consumed by women even after childbirth, which is very beneficial for them.
Use of pippali enhances sexual health
Indian Pippali can also be used to enhance sexual health. pippali has aphrodisiac properties. By taking Pippali regularly, it helps in relaxing the body. The nutrients present in it help to increase libido and also helps in removing your sexual weaknesses.
Pippali should be consumed in small quantities due to its medicinal properties, excessive intake can cause side effects.
If you are taking medicines for a particular type of problem then contact your doctor before using pippali.
People who are allergic to this type of Ayurvedic medicine, they should avoid taking pippali.
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.