Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0412

Zoheir A Damanhouri

Zoheir A Damanhouri

P.O.Box 80205, Jeddah 21589
Saudi Arabia

  • Review Article
    A Review on Therapeutic Potential of Piper nigrum L. (Black Pepper): The King of Spices
    Author(s): Zoheir A Damanhouri and Aftab AhmadZoheir A Damanhouri and Aftab Ahmad

    Medicinal plants are very popular in different traditional systems of medicines due to their diverse pharmacological potentials and lesser side effects in biological systems. Piper nigrum L. (Family Piperaceae) is a well known spice considered as ‘‘The King of spices’’ among various spices. It contains a pungent alkaloid ‘‘piperine’’ which is known to possess many pharmacological actions. Piperine increases bioavailability of many drugs and nutrients by inhibiting various metabolising enzymes. Piper nigrum L and its active constituent ‘’Piperine’’exhibits diverse pharmacological activities like antihypertensive, antiplatelet, antioxidant, antitumor, anti-asthmatics, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal, antispasmodic, antidepressants, immunomodulatory, anticonvulsant, anti-thyroids, antibacterial, antifung.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000161

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