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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Magadhi  
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English: Lindipipper  
Botanical: Piper longum  
Hindi: Pipalmal  
Telugu: Pippallu  
Common names: Thippili, Pippal, Pipli, Hipli, Vettilai, Pipram, Kandan Lippili, Pipla mul, Thippali, Long pepper  
Family name: Piperaceae  

2. Parts used:

  • Fruit

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Sweet and spicy.
  • Veerya: Ushna veerya according to some saints and Seetaveerya according to other.

4. Uses:

  • It is cooling and oily, digestive, carminative, stimulant, febrifuge, alternative and tonic.
  • According to Ayurveda it is recommended to take this herb with milk [cow or goat] to enhances the absorption of this herb.
  • It is good remedy for piles with butter milk.
  • It relieves stomach pain.
  • It balances three doshas.
  • It is useful in the treatment of thirst, fever, abdominal diseases.
  • It clears worms in stomach.
  • Alterative, tonic, sedative, vermifuge, cholagogue, emmenagogue.
  • Used in cough, cold, chronic bronchitis, palsy, gout, rheumatism, lumbago, insomnia, epilepsy, asthma, amorexia, piles, dyspepsia, leucoderma.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Vaidehi: Which grows in a place called as “Videha”.
  • Sookshmatiktatandula: The plant with minute and bitter seeds.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Ushana: Spicy in taste.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam, Basabarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli.

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