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E.B., U.S. obstetrician-gynecologist, 1881-1935. See: Piper forceps.


Black pepper, the dried unripe fruit of Piper nigrum (family Piperaceae), a climbing plant of the East Indies; used as a condiment, diaphoretic, stimulant, and carminative, and locally as a counterirritant.
[L. pepper]


(pī′pĕr) [L.]
Genus of plants that produce pepper. The species Piper nigrum is a flowering vine that produces black pepper.
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The content and composition of essential oils hydro-distilled from leaves of Mentha x piperita, Mentha spicata, Mentha arvensis, and Mentha longifolia cultivated or growing naturally in Estonia was studied.
notable winners: African Rose (Gr1), Twice Over (Gr2), Violette (Gr3), Nidhaal (Listed), Star Cluster (Listed), Piperita (Listed), Sottone (Listed), etc.
Likewise, several exotics were only abundant in the cattail marsh, including Mentha x piperita and Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum.
Extracts of Melissa officinalis, Mentha piperita, Rosmarinus officinalis, Salvia officinalis, Thymus vulgaris and Prunella vulgaris were tested to determine their cytotoxic concentrations.
PEPPERMINT, Mentha x piperita, with its peppery, citrus scent.
It is well known that monoterpenoids --menthone, isomenthone, menthyl acetate, menthol, and 1,8-cineole--are characteristic aroma components of Mentha piperita oil [1-7].
Recent studies have shown that the number of glands in the leaves of Mentha piperita is not fixed, and by the extension of leaf it would increase.
Leaf paste applied to boils and in rheumatism Mentha piperita Linn.
2010) that examined the effects of a spray containing Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Origanum syriacum, and Rosmarinus officinalis E0 versus a placebo spray for changes in severity of the most debilitating symptom (sore throat, hoarseness, or cough) of upper respiratory tract infections over a short period.
5 oil) Peppermint oil (HallStar) (Mentha piperita oil) 1
Performance of broilers fed diets supplemented with dry peppermint (Mentha piperita L.