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Piper cubeba Linn.
  • Family : Piperaceae
  • English : Cubeb
  • Hindi : Kababchini
  • Gujarati : Chanakbab
  • Sanskrit : Kankolam

  • Part used : Fruit

Botanical Description:  A perrenial woody climber with ash grey climbing stems and branches, rooted at the joints; leaves simple, ovate-oblong,s mooth base cordate or round, tip pointed, lower surface densely provided with minute sunken glands; flowers small, unisexual ins mooth scaly spikes, female spikes often curved; fruits subglobose berries, stalked somewhat apiculate. Flowering and fruiting from September to Febuary.

It is widely cultivated especially in Karmataka and Himalaya region.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu, Tiksna
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Dipana, Kaphavatahara, Pacana, Rucya, Vastisodhana, Mukhadaurgandhyahara.

Modern Pharmacological Action: Piper cubeba showed prevention of gastric lesions was evaluated in pyloric-ligated rats. It was found to increase the mucous and decrease the acid volume, free and total acid contents in rats. Piper cubeba treatment affects the parameters that influence the initiation and perpetuation of ulceration suggesting that the methanolic extract of Piper cubeba has a potential antiulcer effect.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Kankol Fruit Extract

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