Piper peltatum is a shrub belonging to the Piperáceae family. A stunning small, herbaceous shrub native to rainforests in Central and South America at low to medium elevations with a sparsely branched stem and large, heart-shaped, nearly circular leaves.
Piper peltatum L. is used for the treatment of inflammation, malaria, and other ailments. 4-Nerolidylcatechol (4-NC) is a valuable natural product that has important anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, and antioxidant properties. 4-NC is a component of P. peltatum and P. umbellatum extracts, which are used in cosmetics.