Hu Jiao (Pepper Fruit)
Chinese Herb: Hu Jiao (Pepper Fruit)
Piper Nigrum L.; Piperis Fructus
Pepper fruit, often referred to as both White Pepper, and Black Pepper, is among a list of other Interior-warming herbs found in dit da jow recipes for martial arts, this one a bit more rarely than others. Pepper disperses cold and can be applied topically to relieve pain.
Hu Jiao is acrid and hot, and enters both the Stomach and Large Intestine meridians.
Stomach, Large Intestine