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Long Pepper [திப்பிலி]


Medicinal Uses of Tibili

Tippili helps to treat lung problems like bronchitis, asthma, cough, sore throat and cure various respiratory problems.

Tippili which repels toothache

Tippili is an effective pain reliever for toothache and oral problems. Its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties help with many oral problems compared to the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac.

Also, if you use the paste prepared from the tippili fruit, you will get a good solution to the problem of toothache.

Relieves insomnia

The essential oil obtained from the fruits of the Tippili plant is used to treat sleep problems such as insomnia.

The pain-relieving property of thibilis helps in reducing the pain in our body and induces sleep.

To manage diabetes

The extract obtained from the root of Tippili has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic properties. This accounts for its anti-diabetic properties. Helps treat liver and kidney damage due to diabetes.

Cures fever

Studies have shown that the ethanolic extract obtained from the stems of thippili has antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. They help treat fevers caused by many foreign substances such as bacteria.

Some Ayurvedic herbs like Thippili are used to treat hepatitis due to its hepatoprotective action.

Helps to lose weight and reduce fat

Due to the presence of piper in thibilis, they have cholesterol-lowering properties. This key ingredient in these helps you lose weight and reduce fat levels without suppressing your appetite.

Helps with constipation

Tibili has prebiotic power that prevents many digestive problems like constipation, flatulence and heartburn. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps prevent stomach ulcers.

Helps with menstruation

Tippili is a wonder herb that cures problems like menstrual cramps, cloudiness, infertility and asexuality. Its tonic is recommended for the reproductive system.

However, pregnant women are advised to avoid this as their consumption may cause miscarriage in pregnant women.

Helps reduce the risk of cancer

The active alkaloid in Piper tibili has chemoprotective potential. It helps prevent the growth of cancer cells. Also helps prevent the development of cancer.


Tippili (Piper Longum), a multi-season plant, is also known as Long Pepper (a) Indian Long Pepper in English. It is a flowering vine belonging to the Piperaceae family. A herbaceous plant, it is cultivated for its fruit, the fruit is usually dried and used as a spice and flavoring. Black, green, and white pepper are obtained, with a flavor similar to that of its closely related species, piper nigrum, and more pungent than it.

Tippili has many very small fruits. They are closely embedded on the surface of a flower like spikes. Strongly alkaline fruits like black pepper (piper nigrum) contain the alkaloid piperine, a molecule with alkalizing nitrogen atoms. Piper retrofractum, a similar species of tippili, is native to Java, Indonesia. Genus capsicum, which originates from America, is often confused with these tiplip fruits.

Medicinal and dietary uses of thibilis have been described in detail, especially in ancient Indian Ayurvedic books.

Although the Greek physician Hippocrates discussed it as a medicine rather than a spice, it was discovered in 100 BC. It reached Greece by the fifth or sixth century. Tibili was an important and well-known spice among the Greeks and Romans before Europeans discovered the Americas. Although the Greek botanist Theophrastus, in his first botanical treatise, distinguished between black pepper and tibili; They (the Greeks) often get confused because the ancient history of these two plants is intertwined.

The Romans knew both, but often referred to both as Pippe. The Roman scholar Pliny the Elder mistakenly believed that black pepper and black pepper came from the same plant.

In Europe, black pepper began to compete with tipili in the twelfth century; The fourteenth century completely changed the use of tipili. The search for cheap and reliable sources of black pepper became the starting point for the period of discovery. After the discovery of the American continent and the Spanish ‘Pimiento’ pepper, Tipbili’s popularity faded. Some chilies, when dried, were similar in shape and flavor to that of the tippili. It was easier and more convenient for Europeans to grow peppers in different locations. Today, Tibili has become a rarity in European commerce.

Pepper from this plant is exported from Kolkata. The root extracted from the tippili plant is used as a medicinal product called ‘Kanda Tippili’ after three years. Fruits, unripe flower stalks are dried and used medicinally under the name ‘Arisit Tippili’. Tippili has been used since ancient times to cure cough, tuberculosis, sore throat, fever, whooping cough, cold etc. Trikatugam is a combination of Suku, Paprika and Tippili.


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