Used since the dawn of time for its many medicinal virtues, the false pepper plant is a plant straight from South America. From its Latin name Schinus molle, this medicinal plant is also called peruvian mastic or peruvian pepper in English. In French, it is known as the wild pepper tree, the California pepper tree, the pink peppercorn or even the pink peppercorn. Peppermint is part of the Anacardiaceae family and contains phenol, terpenes, sterols, tannins, resin and essential oil. Its bark also contains an oxidase called schinoxidase or Melis.
What are the indications of the pepper shaker?
For millennia, the pink Bay was mainly used for its action on bacteria. But apart from this antibacterial property, this plant is also famous for its many other virtues. Indeed, it has effects:
- Purgative. False pepper is thus used to treat respiratory tract conditions such as bronchitis;
- Anti-gonorrheal and healing.
Besides this, this plant also acts by regulating blood pressure, relieving toothache and regulating menstruation in women. It is also indicated in case of gout and vaginal yeast infections. And according to research carried out by scientists in Atlanta, the pink berry would also be of great help in treating antibiotic resistance, especially the severe form.
Which parts of the pepper plant are used in herbal medicine?
In herbal medicine, it is mainly the barks and fruits (berries) of the fake pepper which are used. However, in the traditional pharmacopoeia, the leaves are also used to treat toothache by chewing them. It is from these parts of the plant that certain medicines are made. Such is the case of vaginal gel and vaginal ovules. Some people also use alcoholic extract. Finally, essential oil of pink berry is also available to allow you to better enjoy the benefits of this medicinal plant.
Use and dosage
The use of faux-pepper can be done internally or externally. Regardless of the form of the product you use, it is necessary to respect the indicated doses. These are generally listed on the containers of gels and essential oils. Regarding the use of the bark, the decoction is to be prepared by mixing 1 g of dry bark and 150 ml of water.
Reasons for caution in relation to the use of faux-pepper
Despite its innumerable virtues, you should know that false pepper should not be taken anyhow. Indeed, it is necessary to respect the doses indicated in order not to have to deal with undesirable effects. Especially since when taken in high doses, this plant is toxic. Also, we must be careful with the use of this plant as a medicine, because the risk of allergic reactions is indeed present. This medicinal plant is also contraindicated in children under 6 years old.
Due to the lack of studies on the effects of this plant on the pregnant woman’s healthpepper plant, whatever its form, is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.