Black Pepper

Black PepperSanskrit name: Krishna, Vellaja, Maricha
Botanical name: Piper Nigrum
Habitat:

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): bitter, pungent
  • Virya (action): heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for pitta

General information
Black pepper’s aromatic, slightly musty odor comes from the volatile oils found largely in the flesh and skin; Black Pepper’s pungent bite comes from the Alkaloids-piperine and Piperidine-and resins found mostly in the seeds. The oils go into perfumes and flavorings.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>