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Descriptor English:   Piper nigrum 
Descriptor Spanish:   Piper nigrum 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Piper nigrum 
Synonyms English:   Pepper, Black
Pepper, White
Black Pepper
White Pepper  
Tree Number:   B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.812.666.500
Definition English:   A plant species in the PIPERACEAE plant family. It is a common spice on foods and is used medicinally to increase gastrointestinal assimilation of other supplements and drugs. Piperine is a key component. Black pepper is picked unripe and heaped for a few days to ferment. White Pepper is the ripe fruit dehulled by maceration in water. 
Indexing Annotation English:   see entry terms at CAPSICUM for other types of pepper
History Note English:   2002; for BLACK PEPPER use SPICES 1993-2001; for WHITE PEPPER use SPICES 1998-2001 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EM embryology EN enzymology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PH physiology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   35919 
Unique Identifier:   D029222 

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