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Offline Asif.Hossain

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Tailed Pepper
« on: December 02, 2015, 03:39:11 PM »
Common name: Tailed Pepper
Botanical name: Piper cubeba
Family: Piperaceae (Pepper family)


Tailed pepper is a plant cultivated for its fruit and essential oil. It is mostly grown in Java and Sumatra, hence sometimes called Java pepper. It is a perennial plant, with a climbing stem, round branches, about as thick as a goose-quill, ash-colored, and rooting at the joints. The leaves are from 4-6.5 inches long, 1.5-2 inches broad, ovate-oblong, long pointed, and very smooth. Flowers are arranged in narrow spikes at the end of the branches. Fruit, a berry rather longer than that of black pepper. Tailed pepper is native to SE Asia, introduced in India by Arabian traders.

Medicinal uses:  Sanskrit texts included cubeb in various remedies. Charaka and Sushruta prescribed a cubeb paste as a mouthwash, and the use of dried cubebs internally for oral and dental diseases, loss of voice, halitosis, fevers, and cough. Unani physicians use a paste of the cubeb berries externally on male and female genitals to intensify sexual pleasure during coitus. Due to this attributed property, cubeb was called "Habb-ul-Uruus".

Source: Flower of India
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Re: Tailed Pepper
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 02:10:41 AM »
Thank you.
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Re: Tailed Pepper
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 12:52:54 PM »
Charaka and Sushruta prescribed a cubeb paste as a mouthwash !!! nice to know
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Re: Tailed Pepper
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 12:39:14 AM »
Good post...