From using it in prayers and religious ceremonies to eating it in the form of a ‘paan’, betel leaves contain many curative and healing health benefits. The leaves are full of vitamins like vitamin C, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and carotene and are a great source of calcium
1. MOUTH & BREATH FRESHENER
Betel leaf oil helps in preventing tooth decay and also keeps our teeth and gums healthy. Not just this, the oil produced from betel leaf also keeps our breath fresh, prevents bad breath, stops oral bleeding and helps in maintaining oral hygiene. Just mix a few drops of betel leaf oil with one cup of warm water and gargle every morning and night. You’ll see the difference right after the first use.
2. BOOSTS METABOLISM
The use of betel nut helps to increase digestion. It manages the circulation of blood and triggers the body to receive the same number of minerals, nutrients, proteins from nutrition.
Betel leaf also helps in preventing or curing sunstroke. Many kids complain of a bleeding nose while playing in the sunlight during summers. You can roll a betel leaf and insert in into the nose of the child, making them lie down. The bleeding will soon stop as betel leaf contains properties that help in clotting and preventing unnecessary blood flow.
4. NO MORE EAR PAIN
Another major benefit of betel leaf is that it stops earaches. By mixing a few drops of either betel leaf juice or its oil into coconut oil and dropping it into your ear will help eradicate out the pain quickly.
Just like many of our home ingredients, betel leaf contains antiseptic properties. The betel leaf oil contains a phenol which is called chavicol, which can be used for treating patients who suffer from arthritis.
6. GOOD FOR SKIN
Now we all tend to spend a major amount of our salaries on creams and toners which can give us better skin and prevent acne and pimples. However, very few of us know that the antimicrobial properties of betel leaves help in giving us a pimple- acne-free, smooth skin.
7. EASE OUT HEADACHES
Another important property of betel leaf is its cooling property. You can place fresh betel leaves on your forehead or use betel leaf oil to ease out your headaches.
8. RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS
Betel leaves also play a major role in treating chest congestion, asthma and beating respiratory problems. Warm the leaf, apply mustard oil on it and place it on your chest to help during an asthma attack or congestion. Boiling fresh betel leaves with cardamom, cinnamon and reduce it to the thickest amount possible, and have this concoction to get relief from congestions and respiratory problems.
9. PAIN RELIEVER
Due to its analgesic properties, paan patta, helps in relieving pain. Applying the paste of the leaves on wounded/injured area helps in relieving the pain. It heals wounds, cuts, scratches etc.
10. BOOSTS DIGESTION
You must have seen people eating paan after a gathering, wedding or any such social occasions. The reason behind this is mainly the gastro protective and anti-flatulence properties of betel leaf. Massaging an upset stomach with betel leaf oil helps in releasing carminative acids inside the body which helps in digestion. You can mix betel leaf juice with pepper and give it to children to boost their digestion.
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