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Piper sarmentosum

Roxb.

Piperaceae

+ Synonyms

Chavica hainana C.DC.

Chavica sarmentosa (Roxb.) Miq.

Piper albispicum C.DC.

Piper brevicaule C.DC.

Piper gymnostachyum C.DC.

Piper lolot C.DC.

Piper pierrei C.DC.

Piper saigonense C.DC.

Common Name: Wild Pepper

Piper sarmentosum
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General Information

Wild pepper is an evergreen shrub with stems up to 10 metres long that mainly creep along the ground[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
477
Title
Current Science Vol. 87
Publication
 
Author
Balaram P. (Editor)
Website
http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/
Publisher
Indian Academy of Sciences
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a short artcle on some Piper species from the Andamans. Available online.
].
The is gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China. India, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

Habitat

Forests or wet places near villages from near sea level to 1,000 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. Edges of semi-evergreen type forests at or near sea level in the Andamans[
477
Title
Current Science Vol. 87
Publication
 
Author
Balaram P. (Editor)
Website
http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/
Publisher
Indian Academy of Sciences
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a short artcle on some Piper species from the Andamans. Available online.
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant can be invasive, so needs to be given space to roam - it does well as an understorey plant in a woodland[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
].
The stems can be up to 10 metres long, though they tend to creep along the ground[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
A dioecious plant, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw or cooked[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
,
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. A nice peppery flavour, it is delicious chopped up into salads[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
]. The leaves can also be added to curries, or blanched and used as a potherb[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. Larger leaves can be up to 10cm across, and these can be lightly steamed and then used as wraps for vegetables etc[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
].

The dried infructescence is occasionally used as a spice[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

The whole plant is anodyne, antiinflammatory, expectorant[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. It is used to cure skin diseases, rheumatism, headache, diarrhoea and toothache[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
For medicinal use, the whole plants, preferably harvested when in flower, are dried and stored[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].


The leaf is carminative[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

Grows well as an understorey shrub in woodlands[
296
Title
Tropical Food Gardens
Publication
 
Author
Norrington. L.
Publisher
Bloomings Books (Melbourne)
Year
2001
ISBN
1-876473-41-x
Description
Excellent little book giving some basic information on a range of plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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Comments

Md. Abdur rahim 22nd March 2018 0:06
Also used in tea for excellent flavor.

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