The Unripe Fruit of Piper Longum or Chavica Roxburghii. Long Pepper. Nat. Ord. Piper-aceae. Linn. Syst. Diandria Trigynia. Hab. The East Indies and some other tropical countries.
Therapeutic Uses. Similar to those of Piper Nigrum.
Herklots, of the Madras Service: - Piper. Long. iv., Piper. Nig., Rad. Zingib. aa ss., Arracci fxx.; digest for seven days and strain. Dose, f3j., twice or thrice daily. This, in combination with Guaiacum internally, and stimulating frictions, he found to remove the symptoms in some mild cases; but, in general, the disease requires far more active treatment. It is a famous Mussulman nostrum.