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Tulsi betel

Scientific name of Tulsi betel leaf: Piper Crocatum / Piper betel

Name of Tulsi betel leaf in different languages:-

English: Tulsi betel

Sanskrit: Tamboolavalli

Tamil: Chinna vettilai

Malayalam: Thulasy Vettila-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

Shape-Heart shaped Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuated

 Margin_Entire  Arcuated

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, stem

Medicinal properties:

Anti-convulsant, Analgesic, Anti-dandruff, Antiseptic, Anti-diarrhea, 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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