Betel leaf more commonly called ‘Paan’ in Hindi and ‘Vethalai’ in Tamil has several health benefits.  Here’s how you can use betel leaf to cure your ailments:

  • Crush betel leaf and mix it with 1 tsp of honey and apply on burn wounds to hasten the healing process.
  • Boil 2 betel leaves in a cup of water and strain when it reaches half the quantity. Add a tsp of honey and drink for relief from cough and fatigue.
  • Boil 10 to 12 betel leaves and add to your bath water for relief from itching.
  • To prevent tooth decay, rinse your mouth every day with water boiled with 4 to 5 betel leaves.