Sanskrit name Pippali
Botanical name: Piper Longum
Habitat: It is a slender aromatic climber with perennial woody roots occurring in the hotter parts of India western coasts, central Himalayas to Assam and lower hills of Bengal.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
- Doshas (constitution): Pacifies vata and kapha but increases pitta
Pippali is beneficial in respiratory tract disorders and therefore helps in balancing kapha. It regulates the digestion and help improve digestive system, thus balancing vata. Pippali helps in burning unwanted fats in the body and control obesity.