Piper cubeba L.f.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 136-137

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scientific name

Piper cubeba L.f.
status

 

Piper cubeba L.f. 

Names.

Myanmar: sayo pin. English: cubeb pepper, Java pepper.

Range.

Tropical Asia. Grows naturally in Myanmar; thrives in wet and humid areas.

Uses.

Whole plant: Sharp, hot, bitter, and easily digestible, the flowers, fruits, roots, stems, and whole plant are employed in preparations to aid digestion, kill germs, and control the phlegm and gas. Stem: A steamed mixture of the stems, rice dough, and a little salt is eaten to purify blood, promote vitality, ease aches and pains, and alleviate male- and female-related disorders. The same preparation is considered particu larly suitable for people convalescing from malaria. Flower: Used in medicines to treat coughs and asthma. Fruit: Used to alleviate stomach distension, coughs, and colds; also in digestives and tonics. Root: Used to neutralize poisons; also to treat coughs, bronchitis, asthma, hemorrhoids, and gas disorders in the stomach.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Piper