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An evergreen vine (Piper betle) of South and Southeast Asia, having heart-shaped or ovate leaves that are used to wrap betel nuts.

[Portuguese, from Malayalam vettila, veṟṟila, from Tamil veṟṟilai.]


(Plants) an Asian piperaceous climbing plant, Piper betle, the leaves of which are chewed, with the betel nut, by the peoples of SE Asia
[C16: from Portuguese, from Malayalam vettila]


(ˈbit l)

an East Indian pepper plant, Piper betle, the leaves of which are chewed with other ingredients.
Also called be′tel pep`per.
[1545–55; < Portuguese bétele, bétere < Malayalam viṟṟila]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.betel - Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians
genus Piper, Piper - type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
pepper vine, true pepper - any of various shrubby vines of the genus Piper


A. Nbetel m
B. CPD betel nut Nbetel m


nBetel m
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9] So as the antimicrobial activity of red Piper betle leaf that has been investigated for many years.
An investigation of the vegetative anatomy of Piper sarmentosum, and a comparison with the anatomy of Piper betle (Piperaceae).
Piper nigrum and Piper guineense are used as insecticides and molluscicides in different parts of Africa, while in India species like Piper longum, Piper betle and Piper cubeba have shown insecticidal activity against mosquitoes and flies (Lee 2005).
Since Piper betle leaves are used in folk medicine of Bangladesh for treatment of both pain as well as to lower blood sugar, the objective of this study was to evaluate the antihyperglycemic and antinociceptive potentials of leaves of this plant.
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Tambien, el extracto etanolico de Piper betle, Alpinia galanga y Allium ascalonicum mostraron actividad antidermatofitica sobre T.
People typically chew betel as a quid consisting of nut pieces from an Areca catechu palm mixed with powdered lime (calcium hydroxide) and wrapped in the leaf of the pepper plant Piper betle.
Artocarpus heterophyllus was used by the Kaviraj for treatment of vomiting, low semen density, frequent passing of stool, less frequency of urination and hydrocele, and in combination with Piper betle and Zingiber officinale for treatment of headache.