Traditional Medicine Red Betel Leaf Benefits


There are many benefits to red betel leaf. This is likely because red betel leaves have a variety useful substances such as flavonoids and alkaloids, tannins and polyphenolic compounds.

People in Indonesia have known for years about the many benefits of red betel leaves. Red betel leaf is a good choice, but it’s important to remember that some of these benefits may still be traditional and need to be verified.

Understanding the Benefits of Red Betel Leaf There have been many studies that show the potential health benefits of red betel leaves for certain conditions.

1. Antiseptic
The positive effects of red betel leaves on human health were determined in a study. It was used as an antiseptic and as an ingredient in hand washing. This ingredient is widely used in the treatment of infectious diseases, as well as being an antiseptic, anticancer, anti-antidiabetic, and anticancer.

Research results show that the antiseptic in red betel leaf oil is superior to both non-antiseptic soaps, and antiseptic soaps. It is important to determine if the bacteria remaining are pathogenic (causing diseases). The support of scientific evidence is also required to back up the results of the research.

2. Inhibits dental caries
Streptococcus mutagens bacteria is the main cause of dental caries in Indonesia. Research suggests that red betel leaves may have the potential to eliminate dental caries, as they contain essential oils, flavonoids and alkanoids, as well as phenolic compounds.

These compounds all have a strong anti-mutans effect and were very satisfying. Red betel essential oil also inhibits the growth of S.mutans bacteria.

3. Antibacterial properties for certain bacteria
Numerous studies have shown that red betel leaf is more effective than green betel leaf in fighting bacteria. This is due to the presence of essential oils that act as antibacterial. In addition, other studies have shown that the ethanol extract of red betel leaves can inhibit the growth of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

These claims may be supported by the numerous studies mentioned above, but further research is needed to confirm them.

Red betel can be used to treat a variety of diseases. It is best to first consult your doctor before you use it. Also, make sure that the red betel product you intend to use has been granted a permit and meets all the requirements of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency.