A REVIEW ON BETEL LEAF (PAN)Abstract
The World Health Organization adopted a major policy change in accepting that most developing nations would have to make use of more traditional medical practices for primary health care. Piper betel L.belongs to family Piperaceae commonly known as Pan. It is extensively grown in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Taiwan and other Southeast Asian countries. This oil may be used as an industrial raw material for manufacturing medicines, perfumes, mouth fresheners, tonics, food additives etc. The leaves are nutritive and contain anti carcinogens showing promise for manufacturing of a blood cancer drug. The present review aims to compile medicinal values of Piper betel generated through the research activity using modern scientific approaches and innovative scientific tools.
Rupa Sengupta* and Jayanta K. Banik
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, ROFEL, Shri G.M. Bilakhia College of Pharmacy, Namdha Road, Vapi-396191 Gujarat, India
04 July, 2013
08 September, 2013
16 November, 2013
01 December 2013