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A crystalline solid, C17H19NO3, extracted from black pepper and used as flavoring and as an insecticide.

[Latin piper, pepper; see pepper + -ine.]


(ˈpɪpəˌraɪn; -rɪn)
(Elements & Compounds) a crystalline insoluble alkaloid that is the active ingredient of pepper, used as a flavouring and as an insecticide. Formula: C17H19NO3
[C19: from Latin piper pepper]


(ˈpɪp əˌrin, -ər ɪn)

a white, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3, obtained from pepper: used as an insecticide.
[1810–20; < Latin piper pepper + -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piperine - derived from pepper (especially black pepper); source of the hotness of black and white pepper
black pepper, common pepper, Madagascar pepper, pepper, Piper nigrum, white pepper - climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
chemical irritant - a substance producing irritation
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Piperine, an alkaloid derived from black pepper increases serum response of beta carotene during 14 days of oral beta carotene supplementation.
NUTRITIONIST Seki Tijani says piperine, the substance that gives pepper its punch, helps your body absorb nutrients from food, has heart protective properties and can boost levels of the brain's feelgood chemical serotonin, improving mood, sleep and appetite.
One new topical bioavailability enhancer is tetrahydropiperine or THP, a derivative of pungent alkaloid piperine extracted from the fruits of the black pepper plant.
Piperine, a component of black pepper, inhibits adipogenesis by antagonizing PPARgamma activity in 3T3-L1 cells.
The supplement contained curcumin, piperine, epigallocatechin gallate, alpha-lipoic acid, n-acetylcysteine, B vitamins, vitamin C, and folate.
Studies on the in vitro absorption of spice principles curcumin, capsaicin and piperine in rat intestines.
A study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research (Special Issue: Resveratrol - Current Status and Outlook) found the absorption of resveratrol was increased significantly when combined with piperine (black pepper extract).
It is considered that concomitant administration of curcumin and piperine significantly increases the serum concentration of curcumin, due to inhibition of hepatic and intestinal glucuronidation by piperine (Shoba et al.
The current study examines the effect of a medical food cocktail consisting of the dietary supplements curcumin, piperine, epigallocatechin gallate, [alpha]-lipoic acid, N-acetylcysteine, B vitamins, vitamin C, and folate on cognitive functioning and the AD hallmark features and amyloid-beta (A [beta]) in the Tg2576 mouse model of the disease.
The formula contains ForsLean, Sabinsa's patented extract from the roots of Coleus forskohlii (standardized to contain the diterpene forskolin 10%); GarCitrin, a patented extract from Garcinia cambogia fruit containing hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and garcinol; and BioPerine, a patented extract from black pepper fruit and a bioavailability enhancer containing the alkaloid piperine.
Bisalkaloids such as dipiperamides A-C (67-71) were isolated from the white pepper (Piper nigrum) along with piperine and piperylin.