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Betel Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Repertory
General Name
Betel
English Name
Betel
Botanical Name
Piper Betle
Hindi Name
Pan, Tambool, Paan

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Betel Cures

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Action of Betel

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Nutrients in Betel

Parts Used

Whole Plant, Leaf, Roots, Fruits.

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Betel

It may cause Oral Cancer .
Do not use Old Betel leaves. Always use fresh Betel leaves as it has medicinal properties.
People suffering from Acidity, Stomach Ulcers, Migraines, Urticaria, Tuberculosis, Epilepsy should stop its consumption.
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Description

Betel is an evergreen plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in tropical, subtropical climates.
It grows up to 5 m.
The Leaf is the most popular use. It is also the most effective. Leaves are glossy and heart-shaped. Betel leaf is mostly consumed in Asia.

Best used for Cancer Blood and Cancer of the Bone Marrow.
 
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Materia Medica for Betel

Betel General

In all parts of India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Southern China, Betel is used in the preparation of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicines.
The most prominent effect of the herb is Anti Cancer. It is very effective in Bone Marrow Cancer.
Betel leaf consumed with Areca nuts warms the body.
Betel leaf consumed with a little lime (calcium hydroxide or calcium carbonate) is easily assimilated by the body. It has more Calcium than Milk. Here Lime refers to an inorganic material, in which calcium carbonate is the main ingredient and also contains other materials like magnesium. Here lime is not a citrus fruit.
Single Herb

Betel ( Pan ) for Wounds

Extract the juice of 2-3 Betel leaves. Apply the juice on the wound and then wrap the Betel leaf on injured area. Repeat the process 2-3 times a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Headache

Grind 10 Betel leaves to make a paste. Apply on the forehead and leave it for 30 minutes. Repeat the process 2-3 times a day.
OR : Squeeze out the juice of Betel ( Pan in India ) leaves. Apply over the forehead.

Betel ( Pan ) for Respiratory Diseases

Take 2 Betel leaves. Soak them in Mustard oil for 30 minutes. Heat it for 1-2 minutes. Apply on the chest.

Betel ( Pan ) for Sore Throat

Apply Betel ( Pan ) leaf locally on throat.
OR : Take a Betel ( Pan ) fruit. Crush and add Honey ( Shehad ). Have half teaspoon twice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) as Galactagogue

Make a paste of 5 to 6 Betel ( Pan ) leaves by adding mustard oil. Heat. Apply on the breast for 20 minutes.

Betel ( Pan ) for Lower Back Pain

Make a poultice of Betel ( Pan ) leaves. Heat. Apply lukewarm on the affected area.
OR : Squeeze out the juice of Betel ( Pan ) leaves. Add Coconut Oil. Heat. Apply lukewarm twice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Stomach Problems

Take 4 Betel ( Pan ) leaves and 2 Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch ). Boil in one glass of water till it becomes half. Have one teaspoon twice a day.
In case of Children : Warm a Betel ( Pan ) leaf. Apply it.

Betel ( Pan ) for Indigestion

Boil 4 Betel leaves with 2-3 Black pepper in 250 ml of water. Strain it. Have one tablespoon twice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Smelly Vaginal Discharge

Boil 10 Betel ( Pan ) leaves in water. Wash Vagina with this lukewarm water twice a day.
OR : You may also consume this water 2 to 3 times in a day. It will cure excessive vaginal Discharge with in few days.

Betel ( Pan ) for Body Odour

Boil 6 Betel leaves with 3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Drink one cup daily in the morning.

Betel ( Pan ) for Bad Breath

Chew a fresh Betel ( Pan ) leaf once a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Gum Diseases

Boil 4 Betel leaves in 2 cups of water. Rinse the mouth with lukewarm decoction twice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Toothache

Take a fresh Betel ( Pan ) leaf and chew it.
OR : Swish with lukewarm decoction of Betel ( Pan ) leaves.

Betel ( Pan ) for Eczema

Take fresh Betel ( Pan ) leaves. Crush them and rub them on the affected part twice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Menstrual Disorders

Boil a Betel ( Pan ) leaf in one glass of water. Strain and cool. Drink once a day.
OR
Grind 2 Betel leaves to make a paste. Add 1 teaspoon of Honey in it. Consume it with one cup of lukewarm water 3 times a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Itching

Crush few fresh Betel ( Pan ) leaves. Rub them on the affected part. It gives relieve or totally finish the problem.

Betel ( Pan ) for Dengue

Prepare a decoction of Betel ( Pan ) leaves. Take 4 to 5 teaspoons thrice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Leucorrhea

Prepare a decoction of Betel ( Pan ) leaves. Wash vagina with the decoction twice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Oliguria

Take 1 tsp leaf juice of Betel with Milk. Have it twice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) as an Antioxidant

Crush Betel leaves to extract the juice. It contain Antioxidant compounds which helps to fight various diseases. Take 1 tsp of it once a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Arthritis

Apply a poultice, made of Betel leaves paste and little lukewarm water, on the painful joints.

Betel ( Pan ) for Orchitis

Apply a layer of Castor oil on Betel leaf. Warm it in a pan. Tie it over Scrotum. You may use Betel leaves in the form of poultice.

Betel ( Pan ) for Cough

Grind berry of Betel. Add some Honey in it. Take 1 tsp of the mixture once a day.

Betel ( Pan ) as Nervine

Mix 1 teaspoon each of Betel leaf juice and Honey. Consume it 2 times a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Constipation

Dip the stem of Betel leaf in the Castor oil. Insert it, up to 3 inch in the Rectum.

Betel ( Pan ) for Stomach Ache

Put half teaspoon of Carom seeds on Betel Leaf. Wrap it and chew.
OR
Apply Castor Oil or Coconut Oil on 2-3 Betel leaves. Heat them little by holding them on candle flame.  Apply the leaves on the stomach. Repeat the process after every one hour. This remedy will give relief to the toddlers.
Caution : Donot overheat the leaf.

Betel ( Pan ) for Bronchitis

Coat some Mustard oil on 2-3 Betel ( Pan ) leaves. Heat the leaves for 1-2 minutes. Apply it on Chest.
OR
Take 6 Betel leaves, small piece of Rock Sugar ( Mishri ). Boil in 2 cups of water till it is reduced to one cup. Drink 3 times a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Abscess

Boil Betel leaf in water. Apply some Castor oil on the leaf. Bandage it on the Boil. Repeat the process after every 5 hours. Do this for a week.

Betel ( Pan ) for Burns

Crush Betel leaves to make paste. Apply it over Burns.

Betel ( Pan ) Leaves for Fracture

Calcium is an essential element for bones. A betel leaf contains 10 times more calcium if compare to a glass of milk.
Apply slaked lime over a betel leaf using a pointing device. Eat a leaf a day. It helps to repair the fractured bones.

Betel ( Pan ) for Acne

Take 10 Betel leaves. Crush and pour it in 2 cups of hot water for one hour. Use it for washing the affected area. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times a day.
OR : Dip a clean cloth in prepared decoction. Dab it over the affected area 4 to 5 times.

Betel ( Pan ) for Throat Irritation

Extract the juice of 2 Betel leaves mixed with one teaspoon of Honey. Consume it once a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Nerve Disorder

Extract the juice of 2 Betel leaves mixed with one teaspoon of Honey. Consume it twice a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Dysuria

Extract the juice of 2 Betel leaves mixed with 300 ml of milk. Drink it for one week.

Betel ( Pan ) for Eyes Bloodshot

Boil 5 fresh Betel leaves in 2 cups of water. Strain and cool it. Use this water to wash the eye. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Ulcers

Grind 2-3 dried Betel leaves into a fine powder. Apply it over the affected area.

Betel ( Pan ) for Obesity

Chew 2 fresh Betel leaves once a day.

Betel For Coryza

Take 1 fresh Betel leaf and wrap 2 cloves in it. Eat it 2 times in a day.

Betel ( Pan ) for Strangury

Extract the juice of 2 fresh Betel leaves and mix it with one cup of diluted Milk ( equal quantity of milk and water ). Consume one cup of it.

Betel ( Pan ) for Gingivitis

Pour 4 Betel leaves in 2 cups of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Use it as a mouthwash. Do it 3-4 times a day.
 
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Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 3

Chew a small quantity crushed rootstock of Galangal with Betel leaf.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 16

Grind the Ashoka seeds. Take a pinch of the ground Ashoka seeds with Betel leaf 6 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 22

Take a Betel ( Pan ) leaf and wash. Drip 2 drops of Agarwood ( Agar ) oil over it. Chew it properly once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Impotence 8

Pour 2 drops of Agarwood ( Agar ) oil on fresh Betel ( Pan ) leaf and take once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Vagina Care 1

Take s few Betel Leaves and one or two Carambola fruit. Macerate the Betel leaves. Cut the Carambola into small pieces. Put in a pan. Add one glass of water. Boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool till warm. Drink once a day. The Vagina will be automatically cleaned. There will be no smell. The odour will be pleasant.
You may drink it as long as you wish. It can only do good no harm.
Remember, harsh chemical local applications are not recommended.

Herbal Treatment For Vaginal Care 2

For internal medication the following herbs top the list
Dong Quai
Pueraria Mirifica
Betel Leaf and Carambola together
Manjakani
For local application Use decoction of Betal leaves and or Manjakani.
Betal Leaves. Boil Macerated Betel leaves. Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Cool till warm. Dip tampon in liquid. Insert in Vagina. Keep it there for 15 minutes. Remove. Repeat daily for one week.
Manjakani. Coarsely powder Mnajakani balls. Boil about 50 gms of Manjakani in one liter of water. Reduce heat and simmer till water is half. Cool. Dip a tampon in the liquid. Insert in Vagina. Keep it there for 15 minutes. Remove. Repeat daily for one week.

Herbal Treatment For Blood Purifier 2

Take Cynodon Dactylon, Betel and Black Pepper powder in 4:2:1 ratio. Make decoction with it. Drink 20 ml of it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Respiratory Diseases 1

Combine quarter teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, half teaspoon of Onion juice, half teaspoon of Betel ( Pan ) leaf juice and 2 teaspoons of Honey. Consume it thrice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction 1

Take 1 teaspoon each of Saffron, Cardamom, Dry Coconut Gratings, Raisins and Powdered Rock Sugar ( Mishri ). Mix and wrap all the herbs in a Betel leaf. Chew it after meals.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 45

Combine quarter teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, half teaspoon of Onion juice, half teaspoon of Betel ( Pan ) leaf juice and 2 teaspoons of Honey. Consume it thrice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Respiratory Diseases 9

Put half teaspoon of Ashoka seeds powder on a Betel ( Pan ) leaf. Eat it, in the morning and evening.
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Queries on Betel
Manubhai
03 Nov 2015
Nice article.Many people eat paan with tobecco which is harmful to health but with Betel leaf it is less harmful chuna is good source of calcium Laung & other useful spices can be taken with paan
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Jamal Khalid ( Pakistan )
17 Apr 2016
My sister has kidney problem doctor has told that that normal kidney works 50% my sister kidney working only 6% she been told not to drink more then 4 glass of water a day she eats betel leaves as paan which takes also her body water
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Herbpathy
03 May 2016
Dear Jamal Khalid 1. Tribulus Terrestris ( Gokharu ) : Buy a tincture from a Homeopathy Shop and give her 10 drops 2 times in a day. It will take care of her Kidneys. 2. Buy Punarnava extract ( Boerhavia Diffusa ) : give her 10 drops 2 times in a day.
3. Tincture Varuna ( Crataeva Nurvala ) : Give her 10 drops 2 times in a day.
Give her this medication for 15 days. Study the results and write us back.
Other two Herbs that also have shown good results are Chicory and Drumsticks. You may read about them by visiting their respective pages in the Herb section. It is advised that you always consult your health care provider before giving her any medications. For any further queries, you may always write us back.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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nelson
12 May 2016
Dear Herbpathy team, Have you got any reply from Mr Jamal regarding his sister because my sister is also having the same problem and I am thinking of alternative medicine for my sister. She is having lasix three times a day even then urine out put is very low and having edema. Your immediate response will be highly appreciated .
Thanks, Nelson. e-mail is nellu2001@yahoo. com please reply.
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Prasad ( India )
08 May 2016
My friend is having liver problems. Please help with good Medicine.
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Praachi
14 Jun 2016
Dear Prasad
The most effective herbs for Liver disorders are-- Punarnava, Radish, Milk Thistle, Dandelion. What is the specific Liver problem your friend is facing. Is it fatty Liver, Enlarged Liver, Piles, Jaundice, etc. Or, you can check Liver disorders page in the disease section of the website.
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Pradeep Kara ( India telengana )
25 Jun 2016
Hello team...I have stones in gallbladder size 17mm.
Doctors say need to remove gallbladder.

Please help me....

Thank you
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Herbpathy
29 Jun 2016
Pradeep It is advised that you go for a planned surgery and get your gall bladder removed. Or, it will give rise to an emergency situation. Herbs can not help in the removal of gall stones. So, you should go with what your doctor tells you. Choice is yours.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Mahender bhai ( Maharashtra India )
24 Jul 2016
whether intake betal leaves with milk is it harmful ?
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Rukzana
25 Jul 2016
Dear Mahender Bhai
Yes, you may take Betel leaves with milk. You may even search on internet that Betel leaf shakes are also available. I am also very fond of ice cream in paan flavor, you can also try that :-).
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Girish Patel ( India )
05 Feb 2017
My friend is having kidney stone problem. He had gone through two surgeries but the formation of kidney stones is still as same kindly suggest some remedy for stopping the formation of kidney stones.
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Herbpathy
07 Feb 2017
Girish Patel.
You may give the following herbs to your friend.
1. Gokharu- Give him one capsule every day. This will take care of all the Kidney Disorders. Can be consumed for a month.
2. Varuna ( Crateva Nurvala )- Buy the tincture from a homeopathic store. Give him 5 drops in a glass of water, twice a day for a month. This herb will dissolve the stones or prevent the formation of stones.
3. Stonebreaker is another herb that will cure the stones.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Vaishnavi ( Telangana )
22 Mar 2017
Is betle leaf good for osteoporosis
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Mehak Majumdar
23 Mar 2017
Vaishnavi.
Yes, Betel leaf is good for those suffering from Osteoporosis. The best herb is Boneset. You mat take the herb in the capsule form for one month. Have noe capsule daily. Drink a cup of Dandelion tea every day.
Eat kale leaves salad every day for 20 days.
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Hammette Jones ( North Las Vegas NV. )
07 Dec 2017
Hello, I bought Betel Leaf Oil for Diabetes and Prostate Cure
There is no instruction on how to mix or use the oil only the leaf, how many drops are used and what is the drops mixed with. I have looked online everywhere with no results. Can you help me with this question?.

Thank you
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Kvrao ( Telangana )
02 Jun 2018
is betel leaf/ pan is helpful in reducing knee pain ?
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