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Piper betle (Betel Leaf) Plant

$11.90

5 in stock

5 in stock

Description

An evergreen vine, native to India, that climbs to a height of 3m. The stem is slender, twining and rounded with oval-acuminate, green and smooth leaves. The flowers are green, occurring in spikes and the fruit are fleshy, red berries.

The leaves of this species are commonly chewed with the nut of Areca catechu, commonly known as Betel Nut. Generally the the betel-quid is a small morsel consisting of a crushed quarter betel seed, a pinch of lime, spices like cardamom or nutmeg for flavour, all wrapped in a Piper betle leaf.

In Ayurveda medicine, it is used as a remedy for stomach ailments and infections. Malaysians use the leaves for headaches, arthritis and joint pain. In Thailand and China the roots are crushed and blended with salt to relieve toothaches. It can be eaten raw, generally used to wrap other foods, or you can make a tea with seven mature leaves in two cups of water, simmered until only one cup of water remains.

Ideal Growing Conditions.
Prefers well-composted, moist, free draining soils in a protected, semi shady position. It is drought and frost tender.

Specifications.
50mm Pot Size
Cutting Grown Plant

We cannot send plants to Western Australia & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We strongly recommended to select Express Post shipping for all plant orders to minimise the transit time.

Additional information

Weight 0.170 kg
Dimensions 15 × 6 × 6 cm

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Description

An evergreen vine, native to India, that climbs to a height of 3m. The stem is slender, twining and rounded with oval-acuminate, green and smooth leaves. The flowers are green, occurring in spikes and the fruit are fleshy, red berries.

The leaves of this species are commonly chewed with the nut of Areca catechu, commonly known as Betel Nut. Generally the the betel-quid is a small morsel consisting of a crushed quarter betel seed, a pinch of lime, spices like cardamom or nutmeg for flavour, all wrapped in a Piper betle leaf.

In Ayurveda medicine, it is used as a remedy for stomach ailments and infections. Malaysians use the leaves for headaches, arthritis and joint pain. In Thailand and China the roots are crushed and blended with salt to relieve toothaches. It can be eaten raw, generally used to wrap other foods, or you can make a tea with seven mature leaves in two cups of water, simmered until only one cup of water remains.

Ideal Growing Conditions.
Prefers well-composted, moist, free draining soils in a protected, semi shady position. It is drought and frost tender.

Specifications.
50mm Pot Size
Cutting Grown Plant

We cannot send plants to Western Australia & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We strongly recommended to select Express Post shipping for all plant orders to minimise the transit time.

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