BCB’s Piper longum, commonly known as long pepper, has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and other traditional medicine systems for its digestive aid properties and other health benefits. Here are some of the key properties and benefits of Piper longum, especially in relation to digestion and its use for children:


Digestive Aid and Stimulation:

Enhances Digestive EnzymesPiper longum stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes, improving digestion and nutrient absorption. This can help alleviate symptoms of indigestion and enhance overall digestive health.


Carminative PropertiesIt has carminative properties, which means it helps in relieving gas from the intestines, reducing bloating and discomfort.


Improves AppetiteBy stimulating the digestive system, Piper longum can help improve appetite, which can be particularly beneficial for children who are picky eaters or have poor appetite.

Supports Liver FunctionIt promotes liver health by supporting liver functions and protecting it from damage, thereby aiding in better digestion and detoxification processes.


Anthelmintic PropertiesPiper longum is known to help expel parasitic worms from the digestive tract, which can be particularly beneficial for children, as they are more susceptible to such infections.


Benefits for Children:

Digestive HealthFor children, Piper longum can help improve digestive health by enhancing enzyme activity and aiding in the effective breakdown of food. This is crucial for their growth and development as it ensures proper nutrient absorption. 


Boosts ImmunityThe spice has immunomodulatory effects, which means it can help boost the immune system, making children less prone to common illnesses.


Respiratory HealthTraditionally, Piper longum has been used to treat respiratory issues such as cough and asthma. It can help alleviate symptoms of colds and flu, which are common in children.


Anti-Inflammatory EffectsIts anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce inflammation in the digestive tract and other parts of the body, promoting overall health and well-being.