Water pepper properties
WATER PEPPER PROPERTIES
Edible properties of water pepper
- In the writings of Dioscorides, water pepper is mentioned as a substitute for black pepper (Piper nigrum). For this purpose, the fresh leaves are consumed. They have an intense spicy flavor, which is enhanced if we use the flowering tops.
Medicinal properties of water pepper
Dosage of water pepper:
- Infusion or tisane : 2 teaspoons of dried leaves per cup of water.
- Powder: a small pinch 3 times daily.
Toxicity, contraindications and side effects of water pepper
Water pepper is Not recommended for use in folk medicine because it can cause liver damage, kidney and bladder inflammations. For the desired benefits you are encouraged to consult other natural remedies.
Other uses of water pepper
In one of his writings, the English botanist Nicholas Culpeper (1514) reports that "if we put the water pepper in a room, it quickly kills all the flies in it." This may be due to the content of pinene, terpineol, pinene and rutin, which act as natural insecticides.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.