Betel has numerous health benefits. In this post, you will get how to use betel in different Ayurvedic treatments.
Other names of Betel
Health benefits of Betel
What are the effects of Betel
We use the whole plant of betel. It can be used as an astringent, carminative, stomachic, sialagogue, anthelmintic, aromatic, aphrodisiac, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative and tonic.
The Ayurvedic uses of Betel
To get relief from filariasis make a paste of seven betel leaves with little sendha or rock salt. Take this paste with warm water for a week to get relief from filariasis.
Chewing betel leaves and spitting the juice helps to remove immature larvae from the mouth reducing the intensity of infection.
A phlegmatic cough and cold
Chewing the pan leaves is useful as it is an expectorant and helps break down solidified phlegm and expel it.
Make a juice of tulsi, betel leaf and karpuravelli or panjirika-pat. Few drops of this juice with one teaspoon honey is useful to get relief from cold and cough in children.
Bathe the burns in betel leaf juice. The astringent action of betel helps regenerate cells and quickens healing.
Especially over the face, back and chest, applying a mixture of onion and betel juice twice a day ensures getting rid of patches immediately.
A simple remedy is to cut a betel leaf into two pieces. Gently warm the halves over the fire and apply over each temple. Its aromatic and tonic properties help soothe a headache.
Mix betel leaf juice with milk, add some sugar and drink it to promote urination and ensure free flow.
To heal this finger infection, make a paste of quicklime and betel, pack the finger with this and tie a cloth around it. Change the pack everyday and keep the finger free of moisture.Cure is usually complete in 4-5 days.
Fresh Eye inflammation
Instill a few drops of a mixture of betel leaf juice and honey to combat infection and effect quick healing.