Betel leaf which has a Latin name Piper Betle L is the vines that grow in tropical area. Betel leaf has a small rod, round, soft, and has a horizontal line on each stem. Stems from these leaves have many segments, blackish-green colored. Betel leaf has a leaf shape is oval, the width between 5 to 8 cm, tip pointed leaves, and stem form such as heart shapes.
In the betel leaf, containing several substances such as sugar, starch, and tannin. Betel leaf also has a very distinctive aroma. The aroma is often used as an aroma therapy in various types of products, raw materials of herbal soap, aroma sauna and spa.
Betel leaves are known has efficacy treating various diseases. From the first, betel leaf is used as a drug stops bleeding in the nose during a nosebleed. Now, the sophistication of technology has revealed many other properties of betel leaf. Among others the following:
- As a cough medicine.
Method of treatment: Betel leaf, rock sugar, cinnamon, taken in moderation. then boiled with water until boiling. If you have a cold can be filtered and drunk as a cough medicine.
- For eyes with vision less sharp.
take 5 pieces of betel leaves, boiled with water 0,5 liter.Refrigerate if it has been boiled, filtered, and pour in the dish. Enter your eyes slowly on a plate containing betel water. The first feeling is painful, but over time will soon disappear and the eyes will become fresher.
- As a cleaner female organs.
Betel leaf extract is known both as a cleaner female organs. Betel leaf boiled water is used as a rinse on female organs.