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Latin Names: Piper Betle
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Pan
Cure for: Apart from being aromatic and tasteful the leaves also have stimulant, antiseptic and sialogogue action. The oil obtained from the plant is an active local stimulant that is used in the treatment of respiratory catarrhs as a local application or for gargles. It is also used as an inhalant in diphtheria. In India the leaves are also used as a counter-irritant to suppress the secretion of milk in mammary abscesses.
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