Long pepper/ Pipali

Catalogue Type
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Catalogue
Scientific Name
Piper longum
Distinguishing Characters
The fruit of the pepper consists of many minuscule fruits – each about the size of a poppy seed – embedded in the surface of a flower spike that closely resembles a hazel tree catkin.

Like Piper nigrum, the fruits contain the alkaloid piperine, which contributes to their pungency.
Photo of Medicinal & Aromatic Plant