Betel leaves are very popular in our society. Often times, these vines are found in the yard. Betel (Piper betle L or Chavica aurculata Miq) are easily planted. Simply by using cuttings and given enough water, this plant can grow well in hot areas or in a protected place.
There are several types of betel known in the community. For example, betel Java (leaves softer, less sharp, green grass), betel netherlands (large leaf, green poultice taste and smell sharp and spicy), betel clove (small, yellow leaves, taste like cloves), betel yellow, and betel black.
Betel is very rich in nutritious substances. Among other things, essential oils, hidroksikavicol, kavicol, kavibetol, allylpyrokatekol, cyneole, caryophyllene, cadinene, estragol, terpennena, seskuiterpena, phenyl propane, tannins, diastase, sugar, and starch.
Effect of active substance contained in all parts of the betel plant is to stimulate the central nervous system, stimulates the intellect, increases peristalsis, stimulate spasms, relieve nature of snoring. Betel leaf has the effect of preventing premature ejaculation, lethal fungus Candida albicans, anti-convulsive, analgesic, anesthetic, relieving spasms in smooth muscles, suppressing the motion controller, reduce the secretion of fluid in the vagina, suppressing immune function, liver protector, and antidiarrheal.
Betel plant is also known to overcome cough, bronchitis, eliminate body odor, treat burns, nosebleeds, ulcers, itching and red eyes, ulceration and itching, stop bleeding gums, canker sores, eliminates bad breath, acne, vaginal discharge, and reduce production excessive breast milk.
For cough medicines, as many as 15 pieces of betel leaf with three glasses of boiled water until the remaining 3/4-nya, drink with honey. Bronchitis medicine, as many as seven pieces of betel leaf and one slice of rock sugar boiled in two cups of water until the remaining one cup, drink a day 3 X 1 / 3 cup. Eliminates body odor, five betel leaves boiled in two cups of water up into a glass, drank during the day.
Medicine for burns, water is squeezed fresh leaves, plus a little honey, Dab in place burns. Nosebleeds, leaves crushed rather young one sheet, rolled up to clog the nose bleed. Boils, betel leaf taste is washed, ground into fine, smeared on boils around him, bandaged. Changed twice a day.
Overcoming itchy and red eyes, five to six pieces of leaves boiled in one cup water to boiling. After the cold to wash the eyes by wearing glasses of water to boiling. After the cold to wash the eyes with eye wash wear glasses. Three times a day until healed.
To ulceration and itching, as many as 20 pieces of boiled, warm when used for washing. Stop bleeding gums, four pieces of leaves boiled in two cups of water, used to rinse. Medicine for canker sores, fresh betel leaf as much as one to two sheets cleaned up, chewed until creamed, the waste is disposed.
To eliminate bad breath, as much as two to four pieces of leaves crushed and brewed, used to rinse. Acne medication, seven to 10 pieces of betel leaf until finely ground, then brewed with two glasses of hot water. The water used to wash face with acne. A day made two to three times.
Drug whitish, as many as 10 pieces of leaves boiled with 2.5 liters of water, warm burrow used for washing the pubic. To reduce the excessive production of milk, a few pieces of betel leaf smeared with coconut oil, warmed over a fire to be wilted, warm paste around the swollen breast.