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Meroyan Sireh
Meroyan Sireh
Lada Sulah
Lada Hitam
Chabai Jawa
Chabai Jawa
Kadok
Kadok


Peppers are aromatic plants which are used much in cooking and as medicine. They have been classified under the order Piperales and Family Piperaceae.

Langkawi has many species of Piperaceae which includes wild pepper and wild betle leaves. They are used extensively in local cooking and also in traditional Malay medicine.

The two most common pepper family of plants used are the table pepper powder or in Malay called Lada Sulah and the betle leaves or Sireh used as masticatory by the older generation. Both these two plants are also used in traditional healing practices.

The black and white pepper you have on your table was originally grown in Acheh. The Kingdom of Acheh had been the world number one exporter of pepper in antiquity. Langkawi at one time was where part of this pepper was grown by the Achenese thus it was once also called Pulau Lada by the Achinese. They used to come during the south-west monsoon to plant padi and harvest the pepper corns. At the end of the rice season after harvesting the padi they return to Acheh to sell their produce which includes the dried pepper corn. Their return to Acheh was by  the north-east monsoon.

We have in total 18 different species of the pepper family.
Sireh Melayu
Sireh Melayu
Sireh Acheh
Sireh Acheh
Sireh China
Sireh China
Sireh Borneo
Sireh Borneo

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