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Red betel leaf

Scientific name of Red betel leaf: Piper Crocatum / The Piper Ornatum

Name of Red betel leaf in different languages:-

English: Red betel

Sanskrit: Raktha Tamboola, Tamboolavalli

Hindi: Lal pan

Tamil: Shivappu vettilai

Malayalam: Chuvanna vettila-ചുവന്ന വെറ്റില 

Plant description:

It is a climber vine or sometimes spreading on the ground, the leaves are simple, tapered to apex, clearly veined and reddish brown in color, bitter in taste, more fragrant and smaller than common betel leaf.

Leaf Arrangement

 Cordate-heartshaped Margin_Entire Arcuated


Useful plant parts:

Leaf, stem

Medicinal properties:

Anti-convulsant, Analgesic, Anti-dandruff, Antiseptic, Antidiarrheal, and Antimicrobial.

Medicinal uses:

To prevent Premature ejaculation, to treat Hemorrhoids, Diabetes, Liver disorders, hepatitis, heartburn, Relieve pain, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Nose bleeding Nose, high blood pressure, and general fatigue.

Chemical contents:

Alkaloids, Tannin, Saponin, and Flavonoid

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