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Piperaceae, Piper guineense, West African Pepper

October 2, 2009

This Piper species is said to be native to West Africa, where it is widely used as a spice/condiment/flavoring. I found it growing in the understory of Kakamega forest in western Kenya. There, I was told, the crushed roots are made into a tea, used to treat soar throat, but I heard no mention of its being used as a culinary spice.

West African Pepper

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