References

Menon MK, etal. (1970) Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 14(3): 185-192.

Warning: Caution must be taken as the toxic effects of this plant are unknown. C. Order PIPERALES Lindley 1833

The order Piperales consists of 3 families and about 2000 species of herbs, shrubs and trees which are thought to have originated directly from Magnoliales from which are inherited the ability to elaborate piperidine, isoquinoline and phenanthrene alkaloids, essential oils, triterpenes and lignans (Appendix I). Piperales can be quickly recognized in a field collection by their strongly articulate stems. Piperales of economic importance are so far found in the family Piperaceae which provides pepper and kava.

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