Betel Leaves: 5 Unknown Medicinal Qualities of Paan Ke Patte
Updated : May 21, 2021 10:05 IST
These days, leaves of Paan aka betel are usually wrapped with some areaca nuts or tobacco and consumed by people in India. Eating paan after a meal is actually a common sight in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Lucknow.
Though the stuffing of and is harmful for health, it is the leaves that are very good for you.
Want to know how? We’ll tell you about the 5 unknown benefits of betel leaves that will take you by surprise.
These leaves can be great for digestion and help to increase your metabolism. Chewing them after a meal prevents any intestinal or flatulence-related issues. The leaves contain carminative properties which allow the absorption of minerals and vitamins from the food you consume.
2. Pains and aches
If you are suffering from any joint pains or aches, all you have to do is simply take a bunch of these leaves and warm them. Tie them around the areas of joint pain and you will notice an instant relief. They have proven beneficial for inflammation too.
In times of Covid, we all fear developing cough and cold. These leaves can help to relieve congestions in your chest due to them. Take the leaves and spread some mustard oil on them. Place it on your chest and you may feel better. You can also prepare a drink using boiled betel leaves, cinnamon, and cloves.
4. Cuts and Bruises
If you have any external injury like bruise, rash or any other allergic reactions, then you can make a paste of these leaves on the affected areas and these leaves will heal them.
5. Gut and Oral hygiene
To avoid plague, bad smell, cavities and the like, chew a few pieces of betel leaves . Along with this, the leaves can be very healthy for your gut and keep it clear of any bacteria.
Who knew something like could treat common everyday ailments?