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Areca Catechu


English Name:- Betal nut palm.

Botanical Name:-. Areca catechu

Family:- PALMAE. 

Parts- Used:- Roots, leaves, Seeds.

Habit:- A slender tall palm tree, 40-60 feet high, flowers in large spadix.

Taste:- Acrid.

Chemical Constituents:- Seeds contains: Aflatoxins-B and G1 several alkaloids (Aracaidine, Arecoline, Guvacine, Isoguvacine), Phosphorus, Iron and many other salts.  

Actions:- Antimicrobe, Antifertility, Cooling, Astringent, Anthelmintic Stimulant

Used In:- Diarrhoea, Urine disorder, Smallpox, Veneral sores, cholera, Syphilis, Dysentery, Fractured bone. 

• The nuts of this herb are burnt, powdered fine and used as collyrium to prevent discharges and inflammation of the eyes.

• The extract of tender young leaves is messaged on the muscles and tendons of the waste to remove aches and pains.

• A lotion from this herb is used to constrict the pupils like atropine.

• A decoction of betal nuts and khair taken with honey cures miner urinary infections and disorders.

• Sprinkling of betal nut powder cures syphilitic ulcers.

• In case of lumbago the juice of the tender leaves is mixed with bland oil and applied as lotion.

• Its nuts are scraped and applied externally to heal ulcers.

          Usages
• The nuts of this herb are burnt, powdered fine and used as collyrium to prevent discharges and inflammation of the eyes.

• The extract of tender young leaves is messaged on the muscles and tendons of the waste to remove aches and pains.

• A lotion from this herb is used to constrict the pupils like atropine.

• A decoction of betal nuts and khair taken with honey cures miner urinary infections and disorders.

• Sprinkling of betal nut powder cures syphilitic ulcers.

• In case of lumbago the juice of the tender leaves is mixed with bland oil and applied as lotion.

• Its nuts are scraped and applied externally to heal ulcers.

• The green fruit is employed as a poison in combination with opium. 

• The young green soups are used to bring about abortion in early pregnancy.

• Its nuts are burnt to charcoal mixed with ¼ of its quantity with cinnamom makes a good tooth powder.

• Its unripe nuts are rubbed with milk and drunk destroy tape worm.

• A pinch of its powder mixed with turmeric powder and sugar stops vomiting.

• The tendency of skin peeling off at the mouth is stopped by sprinkling the ashes of its nuts with cardamom. 

• It may cause roughness in the chest and urinary stones.

• Excessive use of its nuts may lead to anemia, jaundice and even cancers.

Disclaimer

Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.

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