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Long Pepper facts and health benefits

Indian people are using the long pepper as one of the spice in their cooking for many centuries. This is a reason why many people called it Indian long pepper. In the Ayurvedic medicine was known that long pepper has many health benefits. This pepper is rich in capsaicin and Vitamin C. It has many health benefits which are a reason why it can be used as a treatment for many kinds of diseases. This pepper is similar to other peppers and it has strong spicy taste. This is a fragrant plant which has hairy branches. All parts of this plant, including its fruit and root are useful. The size of the fruit is small and it has alkaloid piperine. The long pepper is almost similar with the chili pepper. The root of long pepper has piperlongumine, pipelartin, glucosides, steroids and piperine. This plant is grown in India and in some parts of Asia. The long pepper can be easily grinded and used as a substitute for the black pepper. This is a reason why it can be mixed in cooking. This pepper is an irritant to the skin and when it is applied it can manifest allergic reaction. Those people who have allergic history can feel irritated, get itchiness and get rashes. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid long pepper. Long pepper can bring a mouth burning sensation. Here are some health benefits of long pepper:

Long pepper good for Asthma

It is known fact that the regular consumption of the long pepper can reduce the intensity or frequency of an asthma attack. But this is no replacement for medicine so you need to talk with your doctor before you start using it.

long pepper for cough


When you ingest the long pepper, then it can reduce the diarrhea. You should drink long pepper soup to soothe your stomach.


Those people who suffer from a toothache can use the long pepper as their natural treatment. They can make a paste of long pepper, salt and water instead of salt water gargling and ice packs. You should smear this natural cure on the pained gum area and you should keep it there for sixty minutes.

Long pepper help weight loss

This pepper can help in burning fatty acids. This is a much healthier alternative to synthesized and clinical weight loss solutions. The stagnant body fat is mobilized and the eliminated toxins are released by the fat pockets.

Long pepper can reduce fever

It is known that the long pepper can reduce the fever. You should make a warm bowl of long pepper soup if you have fever. This will bring down the fever and it can soothe the sore throat. Also it has antibiotic and antiseptic properties which can help in the treatment of fever.

Liver ailments

This pepper has a healing effect on the overworked liver. It can help to eliminate toxins which build up inside the liver due to the metabolism of the junk food which we consume.


This pepper has some stomach soothing chemicals which can treat the indigestion. You should add long pepper in your food while you are cooking and you see the benefits of this pepper in yourself. These benefits of the long pepper were observed in people who were taking long pepper on regular basis. There is not a proof that long pepper can surely help in the mentioned conditions.


You can use the long pepper if you suffer from cough. You should take one to two grams of long pepper and then fry it in a little bit of ghee. When it is cool, you should swallow it whole. Also you can mix the long pepper with honey and then swallow it to get a relief from the sore throat.

Bacterial infections

In the warm season there are many bacterial infections. When you are drinking unsafe water or contaminated food, then they can give you infections which will lead to stomach upset or vomiting. Long pepper is perfect home remedy which can help you to combat these infections. Also long pepper can be used for bacterial infections which lead to nose blockage and sinusitis.


The long pepper can be used for the natural treatment of diabetes because it can regulate the rate at which glucose is released in the blood. Also this herb can boost the insulin production. This is a reason why the long pepper is beneficial for all diabetics.

Neem Mayur
Neem Mayur
Mayur Neem, a certified dietician having more than 5 years of experience in the field of diet practice. He is working as a diet expert and offering services to body builders, sports persons, celebrities, etc. He is lover of natural remedies and loves to spend most of his free time in his organic farm and offers expert advice on organic farming to local farmers. He is available through [email protected]


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