Piper Betle as a Natural Treatment for Diarrhea
Piper betle is a vine plant that grows in South and South East Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Piper betle is creeper that commonly needs a support such as a tree or pole. Piper betle is cultivated in various countries as one important commodity that is very important for economy. Bangladesh exports the piper betle leaves to many Asian countries, Europe, Middle East, and more. Piper betle is a very important commodity due to the highly demand of piper betle leaves for consumption and medicine.
In India and many other places in Asia, piper betle leaves has been used for years as medicine. In Ayurvedic medicine, piper betle leaf is used to treat worm and bad breath. The other usage of piper betle leaf is to treat diarrhea. The anti-bacterial properties in piper betle leaves are believed to be a good weapon to fight Salmonella thypi and Escherichia coli as the common bacteria that cause diarrhea. To use piper betle leaf as diarrhea home remedy, you can boil two or three leaves with asmall cup of water and drink it while it is still warm. It will be better if you drink it after eating and do not drink it too much or you will experience a headache. You can also make piper betle paste from 6-8 piper betle leaves, 6-8 seed pepper, and 1 spoon of coconut oil. Rub the paste on your abdomen and the warm feeling will make you feel more comfortable.
One thing you need to know is that the common consumption of piper betle leaf is as betel quid with areca nut and tobacco. Although piper betle leaf is good for health and it can be used to treat diarrhea, you had better avoid consuming betel quid with tobacco since it will be dangerous for the health of your mouth. Combination of tobacco and areca nut is carcinogenic that can increase the risk of oral cancer.