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Hill pepper

Scientific name of Hill pepper: Piper Mullesva


Name of Hill pepper in different languages:-


English: wild pepper


Sanskrit: Aranya Pippali


Hindi: Ban mirchi


Tamil: Kattu milaku


Malayalam: Kattuthippaly-കാട്ടുതിപ്പലി 


Plant description:


Hill pepper is a slender-stemmed climber, commonly in the Western Ghats, evergreen or semi-evergreen forest areas. Leaves are 5 nerved from the base, petiole glabrous, ovate-oblong, tapered both ends, sized to 9cm long and 3 cm wide, stem  branched, tail-shaped inflorescences, color yellow, covered in tiny flowers.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 oblong-ovate  Margin_Entire  parallel2


Useful plant parts:

Peppercorn, root


Medicinal uses:

To treat coughing and cold.


Chemical contents:

Beta-sitosterol, retrofract amide, chingchengen- amide, nectandrin, galgravin

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