Piper longum L. 

Family : Piperaceae

Local name : Pipoli (As.)

Slender, aromatic, trailing or climbing herb; leaves ovate-cordate, basal lobes equal, lower leaves long petioled, upper sessile; spike cylindrical, pedunculate.

Distribution : Common throughout the district, often grown.

Uses :  Bark used in diarrhea; fruits used in indigestion, dyspepsia, spleen enlargement, piles, diarrhea, bronchitis, acidity, cough and as carminative.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam