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Betel Nut Flower ( Gul Supari )گل سپاری

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Supari Herb was regarded as useful to oral hygiene, appetite as well as saliva production. Chewing betel nut boosts the chance of cancers of the mouth and also the oesophagus, and that it can adversely affect the health of kids within the womb.

From religious ceremonies to mouth-fresheners, ‘paan supari’ has been an inseparable combination. We know a lot about the ‘paan’ leaves, but not enough attention has been given to ‘supari’ or betel nuts. Betel nuts are the seeds of the fruits of palm trees which are mostly cultivated in eastern countries like Bangladesh, India, Malaya, Ceylon, Philippines and Japan. The scientific name of betel nut is Areca cattechu Linn. It is commonly known as Areca nut. In India, It is commonly known as gue and kwai in Meghalaya, tamul in Assam and Nagaland, kua and kuhva in Mizoram and Manipur, supari in Maharashtra. Chali, parcha, neetadaka, Iylon, Nuli, Kalimak, Bura tamul and tamol are the common varieties of betel nuts. In this article, we will learn all that you might want to know about betel nuts, including its health benefits, side effects and precautions, to name a few.

Uses & Benefits:

Potential Uses of Betel Nuts for Overall Health:

Betel nuts have importance in Hindu religious ceremonies and are also called the fruit of divine origin. Apart from this, there are numerous benefits of betel nuts, some of which are described below.

Potential uses of betel nuts on blood glucose:

Literature studies support that the consumption of nuts may help manage blood glucose. Musdja et al. conducted a study in 2021. The findings of this study showed that betel nut consumption in diabetic rats helped in reducing blood glucose. This effect is attributed due to the presence of alkaloids like arecoline and guvacoline. This indicates that betel nuts have the potential to reduce blood glucose and thus may help manage diabetes. However, to claim these results in humans, we need more studies. It is further advised not to self-medicate and consult your physician for proper management of abnormal blood glucose.5

Potential uses of betel nuts on high blood pressure:

Literature studies state that exercising regularly and following a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, and nuts may have a positive impact on blood pressure. A study conducted by Chen et al. in 2021 stated that betel nuts might improve blood circulation and helps in reducing high blood pressure. The exact mechanism behind this effect is not known. Therefore, it is advised not to rely on betel nuts as a remedy, and kindly consult your physician for the proper management of hypertension.6

Potential uses of betel nuts on lipid profile:

A lipid profile is a complete cholesterol test which measures total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), etc. Peng et al. in 2015 conducted a review, and the summary estimates of this review state that betel nuts may help in lowering elevated lipid levels. However, we need more studies to claim these results with greater reliability. Also, it is advised not to consider the consumption of betel nuts as an alternative to modern medicine; you should always consult your doctor for proper management of an abnormal lipid profile.4

Potential uses of betel nuts in infections:

An infection occurs when germs like bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites invade the body. Ayurveda or the Indian system of medicine, supports the use of household remedies for managing infections. A review conducted by Peng et al. in 2015 stated that betel nuts might help inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites like tapeworms and ringworms. This effect is due to the presence of polyphenols and alkaloids in betel nuts. This indicates that these nuts may have the potential to manage infections. However, you should not consider these nuts as an alternative to modern medicine; it is always advised to consult a physician for proper management of any infection.4

Potential uses of betel nuts in allergies and skin irritation:

Literature studies support the use of betel nuts in reducing allergies. Peng et al. conducted a review in 2015, the summary estimates of which state that betel nuts may have the potential to manage skin irritation and provide relief from allergies. The exact mechanism behind these effects is unknown; however, it can be attributed to their property to reduce inflammation. It is advised to take a professional opinion for the proper treatment of any allergy or skin irritation. You should not consider betel nuts as an alternative to modern medicine.4

Potential uses of betel nuts on the digestive system:

Chen et al. conducted a review in 2021 that stated that arecoline which is an alkaloid present in betel nuts, increases the secretion of human saliva and increases the contractions of the digestive system, which improves digestion. Traditionally, they have been used for managing constipation. Therefore, betel nuts may positively impact the digestive system. To claim these results with greater reliability, we need more studies. It is further advised not to consider these nuts as an alternative to modern medicine; kindly consider your doctor for proper management of any digestive disorder.6

Other potential uses of betel nuts:

.It may help reduce cough.2
.Betel nuts may provide relief from toothache.2
.Betel nuts may provide relief from skin irritation.2
.It may help manage anxiety and depression.2,4
.It may help in removing excess salt and water from the body and help in managing oedema (fluid accumulation).2

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50g, 100g, 250g

Form

Whole

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