It is having slender, aromatic, perennial climber, with woody roots and numerous wide ovate, cordate leaves. The inflorescence is a cylindrical, pedunculate spike, the female flower is up to 2.5 cm long and 4-5 mm in diameter but the male flower is larger and slender. The fruits are small, ovoid berries, shiny blackish green, embedded in fleshy spikes. A slender aromatic, perennial climber, native of the indo-Malayan region, is found growing wild in the tropical rainforest of India, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Timor and Philippines. India long pepper is mostly derived from wild plants but is also grown in small area in the Khasi hills, the lower hills of West Bengal, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Long pepper of commerce is obtained from the unripe spikes of the plant which contain the alkaloids piperence (4-5%) and piplatin and two new al one of which is designated as alkaloids-piperolactum B and piporadione are extracted. The roots contain the alkaloids piperlonguminine (0.2-0.25%) and piperlonguimine (0.02%) besides piperine.
Long pepper contains the alkaloid piperine (about 6%), which is slightly higher than in black pepper. Piperine has diverse pharmacological activities including nerve depressant and antagonistic effect on electro-shock and chemo-shock seizures, as well as muscular incoordination. It also contains one per cent essential oil, which exhibits antibacterial activities. A common use of the fruit is in the prevention of recurrent attacks of bronchial asthma (charakasamhita) and in malaria. The extract from the fruit of piper longum is standardized to a minimum of 1% alkaloid piperine. In a few weeks-clinical study with 20 children Piper longum extract significantly benefited respiratory function. Piper longum also enhances thermogenic response.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Indian long pepper for these uses.
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