Digestion Friendly Indian Long Pepper Powder

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Long pepper was once widely used in cooking, even in ancient Rome, to induce a pungent taste to various dishes.

There seems to be a renewed interest in this spice for its unique flavour and taste. The taste lingers in the tongue. While black pepper stings, long pepper soothes. The spikes of long pepper are grounded or broken into coarse pieces and added to soups, stews, roasts and curries. It imparts complex mix of flavours like the earthiness of nutmeg, sweet note of cardamom and cinnamon, the spiciness of chillies, the heat of black pepper and a slight tongue-numbing taste, somewhat like that of winged prickly ash.

It is bitter, spicy and warming taste is perhaps due to its volatile, fragrant oils and alkaloids like piplatine, sesenine and pipla-sterol.

In northeast India it is also used to spice up pickles and preserves, giving them a distinctive aroma and flavour.

Health Benefits

Long pepper powder is a natural herb known for its rich medicinal properties. It contains many nutrients such as essential oils, terpenoids, piperine, and sylvatine for added benefits. This humble natural spice offers the following health benefits –

  • Promotes weight loss by enhancing the body’s metabolism
  • Treats heartburn and acidity
  • Promotes bowel movements and helps treat constipation
  • Helps manage blood sugar levels in the body
  • A paste of long pepper powder with honey helps reduce pain and inflammation in the gums
  • Boosts immunity and helps treat wounds faster
  • Provides relief from cold, cough, and congestion
  • Treats a number of skin disorders
    • The root contains piperine, steroids, glucosides, pipelartine and piperlonguminine.

      • The piperine in long pepper is said to fight parasites and infective agents.
      • Piper Longum finds mention in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine, particularly for diseases of the respiratory tract, where the powdered fruit is used.
      • The root is used for bronchitis, stomach ache, diseases of the spleen, and tumours etc.
      • It also improves appetite. An infusion of the root is prescribed after child-birth to induce the expulsion of the placenta”
      • Indian long pepper consists of a chemical compound called Piperlongumine, which has shown positive activity against cancer.
      • Long pepper is also said to be good for the liver, diabetes and bacterial infections, apart from a host of other benefits.
      • It is useful for Liver and Spleen Ailments, for Diabetes, for Stomach Problems and Toothache.

      The unique chemical composition of this plant extends its utility beyond the culinary to curative.

Uses of Piper Longum or Long Pepper

    • Long pepper powder adds a pleasant deep aroma to vegetables, curries, soups, pickles, dals, marinades, salads, burgers, poultry, fish, and many other dishes. This exotic spice makes a fine alternative to black pepper in any dish you like if you need a little extra sting. The spice powder can also be mixed with milk, warm water, or honey to create simple but effective home remedies due to its antioxidant effects.

    • The roots and thicker parts of the stem are cut and dried and used as an important drug (Piplamool or Pippali) in the Ayurvedic and Unani systems.
    • The fruits are used as a spice and also in pickles and preserves. They have a pungent pepper-like taste and produce salivation and numbness of the mouth.
    • In some hilly parts of Vishakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh, long pepper is grown for its roots. It is grown as a perennial plant in small plots and the roots are collected for 10-30 years, the first harvest commencing from 18 months after planting.
    • Fruits and roots are used for medicinal purposes too. These are “ for diseases of the respiratory tract, such as cough, bronchitis, asthma, etc; as counter-irritant and analgesic when applied locally for muscular pains and inflammation; as snuff in coma and drowsiness and internally as carminative; as a sedative in insomnia and epilepsy; as a general tonic and haematinic; as cholagogue (a medicinal agent which promotes the discharge of bile from the system, purging it downward) in obstruction of the bile duct and gall bladder; as an emmenagogue (herbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus; some stimulate menstruation) and abortifacient (causing abortion); and for other miscellaneous purposes such as anthelmintic (to destroy parasitic worms) and in dysentery and leprosy.”

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Responsible Sourcing:

We term it responsible because we work directly with the farmers who are well aware of pure Lakadong Turmeric and this is where we emphasize purity and quality. And we are responsible for only working with farmers who practice sustainable farming methods.

Knowing where the ingredients come from:

Zizira deeply cares about where every ingredient comes from. Over the years, the Zizira team has been able to build relationships with the ethical farmers and beekeepers of Meghalaya and Zizira gives importance to providing pure and safe products to customers like you.

Evaluation of ingredients:

To provide you with the best products, Zizira selects the absolute best quality ingredients. The Zizira team as well as farmer partners share the same mission of prioritizing the long-term health of the land. The land is free from all unwanted artificial additives such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and insecticides resulting in safe and pure ingredients.

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All of Zizira's Products are Processed in-house in locations across Northeast India under the direct responsibility of Zizira

Product safety:

In the processing of food, several hazards can creep in. Zizira does not take chances with any kind of hazard – physical, chemical, or biological. Zizira takes every precaution to control them at every critical point in our food processing facilities. That is done with every new harvest of each and every ingredient that is used.

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Zizira follows a similar process for all products. Credible, high standard quality maintenance without excuses. Zizira chooses whom to work with, partner with, to serve you in a way that makes a difference. Zizira’s continued effort and diligent work will contribute to your health, as well as to the prosperity of the farmers as they revive and regenerate traditional farming practices.

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04 Aug 2021
Viren N.
India India

Products are of excellent quality supported by efficient services. Prices are higher and should look at the reducing it.

19 Jul 2021
Jogindra P.
India India

Good quality

08 Jul 2021
Minakshi K.
India India

They are pure and unadulterated

01 Jul 2021
Kamlesh K.
India India

Products are very good.

08 Apr 2021
India India


08 Apr 2021
Ramji A.
India India

Because of health benefits

08 Apr 2021
Venkatesan P.
India India
Go for it!

This is a wonder herb which boosts immunity and has multiple benefits for overall health especially in this pandemic.

31 Mar 2021
Rhicha G.
India India

wanted to try this. Its good