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description & usage
Consists of fruits of Piper nigrum divested of the dark outer skin, which is removed by soaking in water, berries being subsequently dried and bleached in the sun; pungent and acid principles contained chiefly in the pericarp are thereby removed. Uses are the same as those of Piper Nigrum. White pepper forms an ingredient of pill reputed to be a specific for checking for constant attacks of filarial fever accompanying elephantoid swellings.