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Black Pepper

Piper nigrum

Description:

A perennial climber, rooting at nodes, leaves simple, alternate, cordate, and broadly ovate; flowers minute in hanging spikes, usually dioecious; fruits globose, one seeded berries, red when ripe. Seeds globose with acrid taste.

Habitat:

spotted along bushes near human habitation.

Notes:

It has various medicinal properties such as expectorant, stimulant, antipyretic, anthelmintic, carminative, antiperiodic action.It acts as rubefacient, resolvent and stimulant when used externally. It relieves toothache and paralysis.

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Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 11.32, Long: 78.34

Spotted on Dec 24, 2011
Submitted on Jun 19, 2012

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