In Ayurveda, these black peppercorns have been used to aid in digestion, improve appetite, treat coughs, colds, breathing and heart problems.
Stomach ailments such as dyspepsia, flatulence, constipation and diarrhea are traditionally treated by mixing black peppercorn with castor oil, cow's urine or ghee. It cleans the digestive system but can cause constipation.
While this plant is used as an aphrodisiac, it should also be noted that it is abortion inducing.
This plant is known as a Vata and Kapha reducing agent while increasing Pitta.
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