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Piper sarmentosum, Chaa-plu, Vietnamese Pepper

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Family: Piperaceae
Chaa-plu, Vietnamese Pepper
Origin: East and Southeast Asia
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This spreading vine is fast growing and has many uses. It is used medicinally in Asia. The whole plant is used as expectorant, leaves as carminative in India and South China as well as Indonesia. It is used for feverish diseases, for digestive disorders, and toothache. The extract may be applied externally to treat pain in the bones. When the root is chewed with betel nut, it is said to be helpful for the treatment of coughs and asthma; with nutmeg and ginger it is used to treat pleurisy. The leaves are used as food (food wraps) in Vietnam.


 Piper sarmentosum, Chaa-plu, Vietnamese Pepper

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Piper sarmentosum, Chaa-plu, Vietnamese Pepper

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Piper sarmentosum, Chaa-plu, Vietnamese Pepper

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Piper sarmentosum, Chaa-plu, Vietnamese Pepper

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Piper sarmentosum, Chaa-plu, Vietnamese Pepper

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Chaa-plu, Vietnamese Pepper. It is used medicinally in India and South China as well as Indonesia for feverish diseases, for digestive disorders, and toothache, to treat pain in the bones. When the root is chewed with betel nut, it is said to be helpful for the treatment of coughs and asthma. The leaves are used as food (food wraps) in Vietnam.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 1 gal pot

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