Piper guineense

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Uses As Per Literature: 

Food: They are sometimes chewed with betel nut (Areca catechu) as a substitute for Piper betle.  Ash from the burnt plant is used as a salt substitute
Medicinal: The roots are chewed and the juice swallowed as an aphrodisiac

Source: Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014

Traditional Uses: 

Food: The dried fruits are used  as spice in stews and soup.
Medicine: The root is used in the treatment of cough and chest pains.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods and Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Cough
  • Chest pains
Food Category: 
Spices and Condiments