Long Pepper belongs to the family of black pepper but is comparatively hotter and less harsh than it. It has more sweet notes similar to that of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. The finish of the black pepper stings on tongue but its lingers with little coolness. Long Pepper appears like a berry and has a rod-like structure. However, it is used as a spice in many pickles and other preserves. Moreover, it is a great choice to treat the symptoms of cold.