Filfil (Safaid/ Siyah)

Unani Name

Filfil (Safaid/ Siyah)

Common Name

Black Pepper, Peppercorns

Temperament of the Drug

(Hot 3° and Dry 3°)

Scientific Name/ Botanical Name

Piper nigrum Linn.

Parts used

Dried Unripe Fruits

Actions/ Therapeutic Uses

Abortifacient, Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-haemorrhagic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-malarial, Anti-pyretic, Antidote, Aphrodisiac, Appetizer, Brain Tonic, Nervine Tonic, Carminative, Detergent, Diaphoretic, Digestive Tonic, Diuretic, Emetic, Emmenagogue, Hair Tonic, Hepatic Tonic. Irritant, Lithotriptic, Purgative, Rubefacient, Stimulant and Stomachic. Used in the treatment of different pains and fevers, rheumatism, chills, flu, cough and cold. It encourages peristalsis, tones the colon muscles and is a general digestive tonic. It has also been used in vertigo, paralytic and arthritic disorders, diarrhoea and cholera.  It is highly beneficial in colic, general weakness, vitiligo, hoarseness of voice, cholera, gastric ailments, toothache, intermittent fever, paralysis, piles, neuralgia, dyspepsia, asthma, diarrhoea, phlegmatic cough, ulcers, flatulence, spleen enlargement, leprosy, arthritis, baldness, inflammation of spleen and opium poisoning etc.

Important Formulations

Anqaruya Kabir, Arq-e- Faulaad, Barsha'sha, Habb-e- Azaraqi, Habb-e- Faulaadi, Habb-e- Kabid Naushadri, Habb-e- Maghz-e- Badaam, Habb-e- Papeeta, Jawaarish Falaafali, Jawarish Jalinus, Jawarish Kamuni, Jawarish Kamuni Akbar, Jawarish Mastagi Kalan, Jawarish Safarjali Qabiz, Jawarish Tamar Hindi, Ma'joon Baladur, Ma'joon Khadar, Sharbat-e- Nankhwah, Tiryaq-e-Samaniya, Tutiya-e- Kabir


0.75-1.5 gms.




  • PUBLISHED DATE : Dec 08, 2015
  • PUBLISHED BY : Zahid
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Dr. Mahtab Alam Khan
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Feb 03, 2016


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