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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 2 (2024)

Filfil Siyāh (Piper nigrum): Medicinal importance in perspective of Unani medicine and pharmacological studies

Author(s):

Uzma Jan, Mohd. Afsahul Kalam, Nasir Nazir Wani, Mehwish Ayoub, Syed Farhanda Farooq and Farhaan Yaqoob

Abstract:

Piper nigrum is a perennial climbing shrub from Piperaceae family. Piper nigrum is native of the Indo-Malaysian region. Fruits of the piper (Filfil Siyāh) are used in Unani Medicine for the treatment of asthma, dyspepsia, piles, flatulence, skin diseases, respiratory diseases, toothache, fevers, and leukoderma. It is also used as carminative, liver and Gastric tonic, aphrodisiac, expectorant, emmenagogue etc. A variety of phytoconstituent are isolated from Filfil Siyāh which include alkaloids, essential oils, fats, safrol, tannic acid, amids etc. Various pharmacological studies on the plant have been done like antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, antidepressant, digestive etc. The aim of the paper is to highlight the therapeutic applications as per description in Unani literature and scientific studies done on Piper nigrum.

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How to cite this article:
Uzma Jan, Mohd. Afsahul Kalam, Nasir Nazir Wani, Mehwish Ayoub, Syed Farhanda Farooq and Farhaan Yaqoob. Filfil Siyāh (Piper nigrum): Medicinal importance in perspective of Unani medicine and pharmacological studies. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(2):652-656. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i2d.14907

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