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Pimenta-longa - Plant
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Piper longum
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Long pepper, sometimes called Indian long pepper, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.

Common name: Piper longum
Color: dark green
Bloom time: early winters
Height: 3.00 m.
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Plant turmeric in a light and loamy soil that is rich in organic matters. Use well-drained soil otherwise the plant will suffer.
Watering requirements are similar to ginger. Keep the soil moist throughout the growing season from spring to fall and do not hesitate to mist the foliage in dry weather to increase the humidity level around the plant.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 68-95 F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Since you are growing turmeric in a pot, move the plant inside even in low-light conditions.
  • Because you have to only overwinter the roots.
  • It is important that when you grow turmeric indoors maintain a constant ambient temperature of approximately 64 F (18 C).


Special Feature:
It is used as an anti-depressant and plays a protective role against Alzheimer’s disease and against different types of cancers. Turmeric powder is the most prominent ingredient in almost all kind of curry recipes, a pinch of it is used to provide pretty orange color.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Unverified information Pippali is certainly one of the most widely used of all Ayurvedic herbs.
  • It is one of the best herbs for enhancing digestion, assimilation and metabolism of the foods we eat.
  • It is also highly prized for its ability to enhance assimilation and potency of herbs in a synergistic formula (this is called the Yogavahi effect).

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://balconygardenweb.com/growing-turmeric-in-pots-how-to-grow-turmeric-care-uses-benefits/ https://www.zizira.com/growing-piper-longum-or-long-pepper-is-like-an-insurance-cover/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=+Piper+longum&stpos=0&stype=AND

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