Piper longum ෴ තිප්පිලි
Tippili, also known by its botanical name Piper longum, belongs to the Piperaceae family. It has become increasingly popular all over the world as a spice. It is a flowering plant similar to black pepper, but is slightly warmer than black pepper. Piperine is an antihypertensive and anti-pyretic substance. Also, Tippili has many medicinal properties and is used to treat many ailments in Ayurveda. Quenches hunger. Facilitates digestion. It kills worms and acts as a revitalizing drug. In addition, it has many anti-cancer, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-depressant, anti-liver and anti-cardiovascular properties properties.
- Common Name In Sri Lanka: Thippilia (තිප්පිලි)
- Scientific Name: Piper longum
- Habitat: They occur in forests at altitudes of about 600 m.
- Average Height: 90 to 120 cm
Medicinal uses of Piper longum:
Tippili has many medicinal properties that you can add to your diet in the form of a spice. There are many health benefits to this, but you should not use this as a substitute for medicines. Remember that it should be used as a medicine only on proper medical advice.
Relieves Insomnia-Related Problems:
Tips can help alleviate insomnia and other sleep-related problems and help you get a good night's sleep.
It stimulates the slow metabolism and prevents the accumulation of fat in the body. It lowers bad cholesterol or LDL levels.
The thimble maintains bone strength and bone integrity and reduces the risk of fractures.
Revitalizes the Respiratory System:
Tipples disinfect your respiratory system and refresh the entire respiratory system. It removes excess mucus from the tract. It nourishes the deep respiratory tissues of the body.
Thippili is used to improve appetite and digestion and to treat ailments such as abdominal pain, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea and cholera.