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be·tel

(bē'tl),
The dried leaves of Piper betle (family Piperaceae), a climbing East Indian plant; used as a stimulant and narcotic. Betel nut is chopped and then wrapped in a strip of Piper betel leaf to make a small packet known as a buyo. Used as wrappers for spiced minced meat in southeast Asian cooking or for raw spices in India.
[Pg. betel, betle, fr. Malayalam or Tamil vetilla]

betel

An Indian climbing plant, Piper betle , the leaves of which are wrapped round the nut of the Areca palm and chewed with lime for their salivatory effect. Betel is chewed by a tenth of the world's population. The chief alkaloid is arecoline, a PARASYMPATHOMIMETIC drug. Betel itself is probably harmless but the lime used with it causes cancer of the mouth. In some areas betel chewing accounts for 20% of all cancers.

be·tel

(bētĕl)
Dried leaves of Piper betle used as a stimulant and narcotic.
[Pg. betel, betle, fr. Malayalam or Tamil vetilla]
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Antinociceptive activity of the methanol extract of Piper betle leaves was examined using previously described procedures (Shanmugasundaram and Venkataraman, 2005).
In this preliminary screening on the antihyperglycemic activity of methanolic extract of Piper betle leaves, we have not explored the actual mechanism behind the reduction of blood sugar in glucose-loaded mice, but further experiments are on the way to elucidate the actual mechanism(s).
The identity of the chemical component(s) present in methanolic extract of leaves of Piper betle responsible for the observed antihyperglycemic and antinociceptive effects as observed in the present study remains to be elucidated.
including anti-diabetic effects) has been largely attributed to eugenol (Prakash and Gupta, 2005), which compound is also present in Piper betle leaves.
Antidiabetic activities of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Piper betle leaves in rats.
Phenolic antibacterial from Piper betle in the prevention of halitosis.
An ethanolic extract of leaves of Piper betle (Paan) Linn mediates its antileishmanial activity via apoptosis- Parasitol Res.
33 Oxalis lobata Oxalidaceae Shushni-pata Sims 34 Piper betle L.