In Ayurveda, pippali has been in use for the prevention and cure of chest diseases like asthma and bronchitis down the ages. Its therapeutic use clears the sinuses and helps in relieving various respiratory problems like allergies, spasms and infections. In various other diseases like anorexia, constipation, piles and in conditions where liver and spleen functioning needs improvement, pippali is used independently or in various combinations. Some of its common household uses are indicated below.
Pippali is a very good medicine for chronic but non-specific febrile conditions. Half a gram of its dried powder should be taken twice a day with a little jaggary.
One gram each of the harad and pippali powder, which is known as abhya-pippali churana, (if taken twice a day mixed with honey), is a good recipe for the patients who complain of passing incomplete and mucous-mixed stool several times in a day.
People, who have gas formation and abdominal distention with the intake of milk, are advised to boil a small piece of pippali along with milk.
Pippali is also helpful in sporadic chest infections and sinus problems. It can be taken half to one gram twice a day with honey.
Acharya Charak has eulogised pippali as one of the best rasayanas which promotes health and ensures overall well-being by improving the qualities of all the living tissues of the body. He has mentioned Pippali vardhman rasayana a specific regime for the kayakalpa therapy where its dose is given in ascending and descending orders. Pippali is used in many other famous classic medicines such as Chyavanprash, Sitopladi churna, Pipplyasava and Chousath prahari pippali. However, many acharyas have cautioned against its single, constant and unmonitored use.
Basic Dosage: 3-6gms daily.
Packing Size: 100gms
Manufacture Code – HRNRGM0618
Brand – Nirogam.