Common Name   : Sugandha Mirchi / Cubeb Pepper

Plant Parts Used  :Mature, Dried fruit

Description         :

Fruit globular, wrinkled, 4-6 mm in diameter, dark brown, with the base prolonged into a thin straight flattened, about 4 mm long stalk. Fruit hard, stony, albumen white and oily. Odour, aromatic and characteristic; taste bitter and spicy.

Actions and Uses :

Composite herbal drugs containing P.cubeba as one of the ingredients are clinically effective in the treatment of cough. Alcoholic extract of the drug shows antibacterial activity against Micrococcus pyrogens var. aureus. Oil of cubeb is effective against influenza virus and Bacillus typhosus.

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