Betel nut has numerous health benefits. We use roots, leaves, and fruits.
Betel nut has the effects of cooling, astringent, diuretic, digestive, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, nervine tonic, emmenagogue and antibacterial.
The Ayurvedic uses of Betel nut
To heal sore lips make a decoction of the root as a cure for cracked and sore lips. The cooling and astringent effect of betel nut helps quick heal.
To get relief from back pain make a juice of the tender leaves and mix with oil. Apply this emulsion as a pack for the lower back with a piece of the cloth and leave on for twenty minutes. You can observe the pain seeping away.
To get relief from worm infestation take the cured areca nuts should be ground in buttermilk, and the paste should be eaten to cure worm infestation-especially tapeworm.
To improve digestion nuts are pounded and mixed with mouth fresheners and digestives like edible camphor, cardamom and poppy seeds, to make the market-available betel nut powder. Usually chewed after meal, it clears the mouth and stomach, gives a sense of satiation and helps in digesting even the heaviest of meals.
To prevent tooth decay chew the boiled cured nuts it also improves salivation.Continues use of this leads to blackening and losing teeth.
The charred powder of the nut has always been in vogue as an effective tooth powder for cleansing and strengthening teeth.
To relieve constipation make a juice of the tender nuts is laxative in nature and should be taken at bedtime for mild constipation.
Make a juice of betel leaf and mix it with milk and sugar. It will promote urination and 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 everyday pack and keep the finger of moisture. The 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.
These are the Ayurvedic uses and health benefits of Betel nut.