Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Piper betle

Botanical name : Piper betle Linn.
Family : Piperaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Tamboolavalli, Tamboola, Tamboolavallika

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Visada, Teekshna, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka: Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Betel leaf plant
Hindi : Pan
Malayalam : Vetta, Vettila,

Distribution – Throughout India, cultivated in southern parts.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A perennial root climber with semi woody stems. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, cordate, acuminate or acute, entire and bright green. Male spikes dense and cyllindrical. Female pendulus. Roots arise from each node and that aid in fixing the plant in host tree.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, bronchitis, cough, asthma, pneumonia, skin diseases, fever, impotency, arthritis, anorexia, colic, flatulence, diarrhea, and tonsillitis.
Useful part : Leaf, Stem, Roots,

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