Pippali (Large) Powder
INCI : Piper Longum (Large)
Other Names : Bi Ba, Bi Bo, Belanese pepper, Bengal Pepper, Gajapippali, Jaborandi Pepper, Kana, Langer Pfeffer, Lindipipper, Long Pepper, Magadhi, Magdhi, Pimienta Larga, Pimenta-Longa, Piper longum, Pippal, Pippali, Pippli, Poivre Long, Poivre Long d’Inde, Poivrier Long, Poivrier Long d’Inde, Poivre Long Indien, Ushana. Pipper chaba, Arisi thippili
There are two varities of Pippali – Large & small
Both have the same Latin name – Piper Longum
Even though both look same and share same Latin & Common names – Yet they are completely two different species & serve different purpose in Ayurveda Herbalist in India know this fact.
The large variety is used in respiratory problems & where as the small variety is used to treat Immunity.
They both have very distinctive smell.
Rasa (Taste) – Katu (Pungent)
Guna (Characteristics) – Laghu(Light), Snigdha (Unctuous), Tikshna(Sharp)
Veerya (Potency) – Anushnasheeta (Neither warm nor cold)
Vipaka (Post digestion effect) – Madhur (Sweet)
Doshas : Pippali pecifies Kapha & Vata Doshas