- The leaves can be used to make tea which helps ease cramps and pains
- The fruit can be used as a substitute for black pepper
Some common names for pepper elder are black joint and jointwood.
The stems and leaves are used as a tea which is mixed with ginger and taken for stomach problems, especially cramps and pains.
It is also used for constipation fever, as a blood purifier and a natural sedative.
The fruit can be used a substitute for Black Pepper.