Many people complain about suffering from gas-related issues that can cause indigestion, heartburn and even loss of appetite — and a simple and effective remedy for the same is the regular consumption of Ayurvedic herb pippali or long pepper, reports The Indian Express.Here are few tips to reduce gastric:
Treats respiratory problems
Pippali is well-known for its effectiveness against conditions affecting the respiratory tract like colds, coughs, bronchitis, and asthma, as it acts as a counter-irritant and eases inflammation. For normal colds, a pinch of crushed pippali pepper can be combined with some honey or hot water and consumed.
Pippali can help in case of problems like flatulence and heartburn, as it stimulates the digestive system and boosts appetite. It is also known to fight and protect against ulcers owing to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Helps relieve toothacheMix two grams of long pepper powder with rock salt, turmeric powder and mustard oil. Apply this mixture on your teeth to treat toothache.
Helps treat irritable bowel syndrome
Take equal quantities of long pepper powder, ginger root and Indian hemp. Take this dose thrice a day before meals to ease irritable bowel syndrome. This preparation is known to cure even severe cases of the syndrome.
Help in diabetes management
Animal studies have shown that the plant extract from pippali can help manage hyperglycemia or high blood glucose levels typical of diabetes.
Powdered pippali is given along with honey as a remedy for sleeping problems like insomnia. One could also take it with milk at bedtime to sleep better.