Pippali or long pepper is super rejuvenating and helps to provide nourishment, as well as strengthen the body. The name itself means “to drink and digest,” revealing one of its main benefits: Increasing the digestion and burning toxins.
As an herb or a culinary spice, Pippali is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders from coughs, colds, and congestion to digestive issues, reproductive issues, and even mental imbalances.
Pippali is known as a “tridoshic” herb, as it is suitable for all body-types.
Benefits Of Long Pepper
1. Liver Ailments
In our daily lives, we consume a lot of oily food and junk food. This may lead to various problems associated with the liver.
However, long pepper is known to have a healing effect on the overworked liver. It helps in eliminating toxins that build up inside the liver due to the metabolism of these foods.
2. Weight Loss
Pippali is a much healthier alternative to synthesized and clinical weight loss solutions. It helps to burn fatty acids and releases toxins and fat that is left stagnant in the body. It eliminates the toxins released by fat pockets.
Pippali also helps soothe the stomach if you experience an ache and make you have a more healthy appetite.
3. Bacterial infections
Human body is vulnerable to bacterial infections. Everything we touch, smell consists of harmful bacteria. To combat these infections, long pepper is perfect. Even bacterial infections that lead to sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus cavity between the eyes) and nose blockage can be fought with long pepper.
With over 62 million diabetics, India has one of the highest cases of people diagnosed with diabetes (2). Long pepper is beneficial for diabetics because it can regulate the rate at which glucose is released in the blood. Insulin production is also boosted by pipali herb. Hence, regular consumption of long pepper is beneficial for all diabetics.
Long pepper is a good remedy when it comes to teeth. Instead of salt water gargling and ice packs, make a paste of long pepper, salt, and water. Now smear this on the pained gum area and keep it there for an hour.
Long pepper contains some stomach soothing chemicals, which can treat indigestion. So, the people who suffer from an upset stomach can add long pepper to their food.
If you are suffering from cough, long pepper can come in handy. To make a remedy out of long pepper, take about 1 to 2 grams of the spice, fry it in a little bit of ghee. Once cool, swallow it whole.