Piper betle Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Piper betle Linn.belongs to Piperaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Wara Tumbul.
The English Names for this herb are Betel, Betel Leaf.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Pan, Tambul, Tanbol.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Piper betle Linn. are Anodyne, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-bilious, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-malarial, Anti-oxidant, Anti-phlegmatic, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Appetizer, Aromatic Irritant, Astringent, Brain Tonic, Calorific, Cardiac Tonic, Carminative, Cathartic, CNS Depressant, Contraceptive, Counter-Irritant, Demulcent, Deobstruent, Deodorant, Emollient, Exhilarant, Expectorant, Fattening, Febrifuge, Hepatoprotective, Masticatory, Resolvent, Sialagogue, Stimulant, Stomachic, Styptic, Tonic, Vulnerary.


The Indications of Piper betle Linn. are Thirst, Laryngitis, Loss of Appetite, Weakness, Stomatitis, Teeth Affections, Mouth Smell, Nephritis, Dryness of Mouth, Loss of Consciousness, Alcoholism.

The Indications of Leaves of Piper betle Linn. are Swelling, Testes Inflammation, Inflammations, Headache, Liver Inflammation, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Ulcers, Diabetes, Small Pox, Cough, Fever, Colic, Bronchitis.

The Indication of Oil of Piper betle Linn. is Catarrhal Disorders.

The Indication of Root of Piper betle Linn. is Hoarse Throat.

The Indication of Leave Juice of Piper betle Linn. is Night Blindness.

No Contra Indication information is available for Piper betle Linn..


The Temperament of Piper betle Linn. is 2nd order, warm and dry.

Available Brands

No Brand information is available for Piper betle Linn..

Compound Preparations

Piper betle Linn. is used in the preparation of Arq Faulad, Arq Tanbol compounds.


Whole HerbN/A
Root2.000g - 3.000gN/A

Herb's Description

Piper betle Linn.. A perennial dioecious creeper. Stem semi-woody, climbing by means of short adventitious roots. Leaves 10-20 cm long, broadly ovate, stightly cordate and often unequal at the base, shortly acuminate, glabrous, glaucous on both sides, bright green or yellowish; Petiole stout 2.0-2.5 cm long. Male spike; cylindrical, dense. Female spikes 2.5-5.0 cm long, pendulous. Fruits rarely produced often sunk in the fleshy spike, forming nodule like structures.

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Occurence: It occurs in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Kashmir, Pakistan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States Of America.
Odor: The odor of Piper betle Linn. is Aromatic,Masticatory
Taste: Pungent,Sharp


No information regarding Piper betle Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Piper betle Linn.'s Active constituents:


No information regarding Piper betle Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

The essential oil may produce irritant action on the skin and mucous membrane. Excessive use produces effects some what similar to those of alcoholic intoxication.


Currently no Toxicity information is available for Piper betle Linn.. (work in progress)