Maricha, Gulmirch, Black Pepper, Piper nigrum Linn.


Sanskrit: Maricha (meaning: sun due to its large amounts of solar energy)


Hindi: Gulmirch

English :  Blac Pepper

Latin:  Piper nigrum Linn.

Part Used: Dried unripe fruit

Habitat: Peren- nial    climbing shrub  is  found throughout India Energetics: Pun-

gent-hot-pungent VK- P+

Tissues: Plasma, blood, fat, marrow, nerve Systems: Digestive, circulatory, respiratory Action: Stimulant, expectorant, carminative, anti- pyretic, anthelmintic, antiperiodic; externally — rubefacient, stimulant, resolvent

Uses: Asthma, chronic indigestion, colon toxins, obesity, sinus congestion, fever, intermittent fever,

cold extremities, colic, cooking spice, cholera, gastric ailments, gas, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, worms, sore throat; externally—applied as a paste to boils, skin diseases.

Preparation: Infusion, powder, milk decoction, medicated ghee

Precaution: Digestive inflammations, high Pitta

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