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Lolot (Piper sarmentosum)

Lolot pepper (Piper sarmentosum) is a species of plant in the Piperaceae, herbaceous perennial, erect, creeping rhizome, growing to 40 cm tall, branched, cylindrical stems, brown or green, striped, often grooved, grows on forest floors and shade.

P. sarmentosum has leaf stalks up to 2.5-3 cm long, green and sitting alternately. Leaf blade thin, 7-15 cm long, 8-11 cm wide, heart-shaped, pointed tip and flat margins.

Dlium Lolot pepper (Piper sarmentosum)


Leaves have 5 main veins from the base of the blade, linear and slightly curved to the tip, oil glands on the upper surface and many fine pinnate veins. The top side is shiny green, the bottom side is pale green.

Flowers grow in the armpits above the leaves, are slightly rounded, almost like a berry, slightly oval and greenish-white in color. The leaves are used as a medicine for asthma, malaria, stomach pain, tinea versicolor, toothache, difficulty urinating, aches and pains, maintaining stamina, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and so on.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Piperales
Family: Piperaceae
Genus: Piper
Species: Piper sarmentosum

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