This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Piperina. A feebly basic substance derived from various species of pepper. It should be administered in pill fonn. In large doses (6 to 8 gr.) it is an antiperiodic. In small doses (30 to I gr.) it is a stomachic and carminative.