Fructus Piperis Nigri


The fruit of Piper nigrum L., family Piperaceae.

Fruit small globular, 3-5 mm in diameter. Pericarp dark-brown, pulp white, apexes with style scar, bases with dropped fruit scar. Aromatic in odour. Acrid in taste, heat in nature, and attributive to stomach and large intestine channels.

1, Warm the middle-jiao to increase appetite: For stomach-cold syndrome with abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and anorexia.
2. Eliminate phlegm: For deficiency-cold of lung and spleen with cough and thin expectoration, also for epilepsy.

Pharmacological Action
1. Increasing secretion of digestive and promoting gastrointestinal peristalsis by oral administration.
2. Piperine is an antipyretic and wind-expelling agent.

Administration Decoction:
2-4g, crushed before decocting.
Powder: 0.5-1.0g, once to thrice daily.


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