English: Chavica Betel
Sanskrit: Tambulavalli, Tambula
Hindi: Nimba, Paan, Nagavally
Malayalam: Vettilakodi വെറ്റിലക്കൊടി, Vettakody
Betel pepper vine (Piper betel Linn.) is a perennial climber vine found in tropical, Western Ghats, which grows with the support other trees, up to 20 m high, leaves are soft, glossy green, heart-shaped and nerved with tailed apex. Stem are purplish or reddish- brown, many branched, and contain single leaf in branch end.
Useful plant parts:
leaf, fruit, root
To reduce Vata, Kapha
Antiseptic-chavicol, alkaloid – Arakene
Antioxidant, Antifungal, Antiulcerogenic, Immunomodulatory, Anti-inflammatory, Antiplatelet, Antidiabetic.
How to prepare medicines:
Ingredient in the paan (Areca nut, betel leaf, tobacco and calcium carbonate) can reduce bad breath.
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