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.

    • Stimulates metabolism:

It stimulates the slow metabolism and prevents the accumulation of fat in the body. It lowers bad cholesterol or LDL levels.

    • Strengthens bones:

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.

    • Improves digestion:

Thippili is used to improve appetite and digestion and to treat ailments such as abdominal pain, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea and cholera.

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