Vegetable Leaf Pepper plant, Piper sarmentosum, is also known as Lolot Pepper, Wild Pepper, Kadok and Wild Betel. Vegetable Pepper is aromatic and tasty, with large, glossy leaves with a mild, pungent flavour and are eaten raw or cooked. Used as wraps. The leaves of this Pepper are used as a food. The fruit are used as a tonic to remedy asthma, coughs etc. Vegetable Pepper plant is native to India and prefers well composted moist, well drained soils in a protected, warm position. Dappled light to partial shade. Drought and frost tender-tolerates a light frost. A perennial, evergreen trailer, growing to 0.6m.
PLEASE NOTE; This is the Pepper whose leaves are used as food..
Piper sarmentosum is widely and incorrectly known as Betel Pepper. Betel Pepper is botanically known as Piper betle, which has different and distinct uses to Piper sarmentosum.