The betel (Piper betle) vine belongs to the Piperaceae family, which also includes pepper and kava. Betel leaf is typically consumed as betel quid or in paan, with areca nut and/or tobacco, throughout Asia and by certain Asian emigrants elsewhere in the world. The betel plant is native to Asia's south and southeast.
- Grows well in shade
- Regular watering
- Prune the vine when it reaches 2m to control the height
- Regular pruning and plucking of leaves encourages new growth and sweet tender leaves
- Feed the plant with Nitrogen-rich organic manure every couple of months
- Store in a pot
- Insulin and anti-diabetic drugs.
- Helps in controlling cholesterol levels.
- A chemical that is anti-cancer.
- An antimicrobial agent.
- Aids in the healing of wounds.
- An anti-asthmatic drug.
- Assists with depression treatment.
- It improves your dental health.
- Antimalarial medication
- Aids in the healing of stomach ulcers.
Botanical Name: Piper betle
Plant Type: Vines / Climbers
- Outdoor Plant
- Attractive foliage (leaves)