Pippali Asavam, a fermented liquid, is used for digestive issues and the breaking down of ama, useful for Pitta. Pipplai has a long list of benefits including detoxification of the liver and spleen. It expels congestion for the head and throat. great for Pitta cough and colds. Pipplai is katu and tiksha(piercing) allowing for penetration into deep dhatus ( tissue) in the body.