Healthy Benefits Of Betel Leaves (Paan) And How To Use 

Most of the Indians have the habit of eating paan. Paan is an Indian mouth sweetener which is prepared with betel leaves. The betel leaves are used since the ancient times tracing back to 2000 years ago.

In India, betel leaves as well as nuts are offered to guests as courtesy. You might be surprised to know that the heart-shaped, smooth, shining and long-stalked betel leaves have numerous health benefits. Since ancient times, betel leaves has been used as an aromatic stimulant and anti-flatulent. Apart from being served as a mouth freshener, betel leaf is also used as an aphrodisiac.

Here are few amazing health benefits of betel leaves that are worth knowing. Next time when you plan to freshen up your mouth, have betel leaves. Just make sure you eat it in a healthy way.

Benefits of Betel Leaf

Betel leaves contain tannin, chavicol, phenyl, propane, a sesquiterpene, cyneole, alkaloids, sugar, and essential oils. Its efficacy is also very much, such as an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, works as an expectorant (cough medicine), and includes foods that can increase sexual arousal. Generally, the way to consume betel leaf is chewed or brewed into tea.

Here are some health benefits of the betel leaf you need to know.

1. Treating pain.

Betel leaves can be used to relieve pain in the head and joint pain. Water boiled betel mixed with coconut oil can also be used to cure back pain. The content of its analgesic to help relieve pain that you feel.

2. Aid digestion.

In India, betel leaves are used as a traditional remedy for digestive problems and bloating/abdominal fullness. How to eat pretty easy, just chew its leaves that have been given a bit of salt.

3. Stimulates milk production.

Some nursing mothers are having problems in her breast, so little produce breast milk, betel leaves could actually stimulate breast milk production by applying betel essential oils and leaves to the breast.

4. Treating fever.

Again, this way came from India. Some betel leaves boiled and then given a little pepper and ginseng. For adults, take 2 tablespoons of the herb to treat fever. In addition, the betel juice mixed with coconut oil can also be applied to the chest to relieve shortness of breath or cold.

To make a herbal remedy for fever. the betel leaf directly consumed by chewing and swallowing. These ways are powerful enough to cure fever and asthma.

5. Treating rashes.

Bath with a warm decoction of betel leaves are believed to cure skin itch, but it also has a refreshing and soothing aroma.

6. Prevent cancer.

Consuming 10-15 betel leaves boiled in a glass of water every day can reduce your chances of developing cancer. In order not to feel bitter, can add honey.

7. Improve focus.

The betel leaf can improve focus and mental. Substances in the betel leaves make people more energetic and make people do something more cheerful. Some people say eating betel leaf water plus honey will eliminate nervousness.

8. Detoxification of toxins.

If you are bitten by poisonous insects or animals that cause itching, heat, and pain, betel leaf and black pepper can be one of the first aid is given if there are no drugs available. A sheet of black pepper given a betel leaf in the middle, and then eaten.

9. Treating burns.

Pasta betel leaf can relieve burning effect on the skin. How to make pasta by smoothing the betel leaf and honey until smooth, then rub into the skin blisters.

10. Curing cough.

Boil the betel leaf and add a little honey or sugar, drinking water while still warm. Drink 2 times a day every day. Besides, it can also be chewed and eaten immediately. In addition to a cure cough, it also can recover the energy lost due to fatigue.

11. Eliminate acne.

The betel leaf is antiseptic, which means very good to kill bacteria. Including eliminating acne. Betel leaves are finely ground, given a little water and then applied to the acne. Leave for a few minutes before rinsing. Water boiled betel leaves can also be used to take a shower and wash your face so that the face to avoid pimples and black blemishes. This step should be done 3 times a day.

12. Eliminate odor.

Drinking boiled water betel leaves are believed by people of Indonesia can eliminate body odor and bad breath, it is generally known very well to maintain the cleanliness and health of femininity area.

13. Weight loss


Take one betel leaf (it should be green and tender) and add 5 pepper corns to it. Now just fold it all up and chew it. Yes, the pepper may be too strong for you in the beginning but keep chewing it or keep it in your mouth and allow the saliva to carry the juice of pepper corns and betel leaf to the stomach. You are supposed to have this on an empty stomach every morning for a period of 8 weeks.

Make sure that the betel leaves you purchase are tender and fresh. Leaves that are yellowish or slightly old tend to lose their medicinal value. Don’t consume leaves that are rotting (that turn black ) as it could upset your stomach.

Beside applied directly, many products of hygiene and healthcare use betel leaves as the main ingredient.

I am sure you will head to the nearest store to buy fresh paan leaves.However, if you have an existing medical condition, do consult your doctor before trying this treatment and please share your experiences with me. keep like and share. Stay healthy.

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