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15 Impressive Health Benefits of Areca Palm

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Areca palm is a kind of plant inside the palms family, which until today, has a lot of various different kinds. From all we know, the tree of this betel plant itself, is used as a pole, in pole climbing competition to celebrate our Independence day on 17 of August.

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However, the tree trunk is not the only thing that can be used from this plant, but also its fruit and its own seed, can be used for different purpose and needs.

Young betel nut itself is also can be consumed and also utilized to take lot of kinds of usefulness. Here are some of the health benefits of areca palm :

  • Prevents excessive
  • Treating a lot kinds of sickness and back pain
  • Give treatment to scabies
  • Believed to be able to cure myopia
  • And much more important benefits that can give lots of advantages to the users of young betel nut.

However, other than young betel nut and the stem of the areca tree itself, it turns out that there is another part of the betel plant which can be utilized for our purposes and needs. That part is the areca nut.

Yes, betel nut itself is taken from betel fruit, and often used for various purposes. Betel nut itself which often referred to as areca nuts by westerners, often used as a mixture of medicinal and herbal remedies.

In addition, betel nut also has many other benefits. What are the benefits of betel nut? Here are some important health benefits of areca palm:

  1. As a mixture substitution for lime consumption.

One of the habits of Indonesian society that is still preserved to this day is the habit ‘nyirih’. Nyirih (The Indonesian Older Generation) is an activity to consume betel leaf, which is still believed to strengthen and also nourish the teeth. one of the main ingredients often used in this nyirih activity is the leaves of siri, salt, and also betel lime.

However, if you can’t find betel lime, the betel nut can also be used as a substitute for whitener for this nyirih activity.

  1. Treatment to worms and tapeworms disease

Betel seeds has been proved to have excellent health benefits betel leaf Yes, worms is a term that is used to describe the condition of body that has a worm in it, which usually can cause various health problems. One of the dangerous worms is the tapeworm, as it can cause the appearance of infection in the body part. Betel nut can be used to treat and also kill this worm.

  1. As a cure to dysentery and diarrhea

In addition to be the cure of intestinal worms, areca seeds also have very good benefits as a cure to your digestive problems and disorders. Some of the digestive disorders including diarrhea, and dysentery. Human are easy to get both of these digestive disorders, which we can actually heal and cured by using betel nut.

The way to consume this health benefits of betel seed is basically almost the same. You can just boil it, just like to cure worms disease, the usefulness of betel nut also very good to help cure symptoms of diarrhea and dysentery. 


  1. Good for skin problems

Betel seeds can also be used to help cure skin diseases, such as scurvy disease. So, for those of you who often have problems with skin health, and also often experiencing skin disorders, then areca nut as a medicine to cure skin disorders might be able to solve your problems.

  1. Source of natural red dyes

Besides its benefits to health, it turns out that betel seeds also have other benefits. One of it is as one of source of natural red dyes. Yes, betel nut is often used as a red dye in the textile industry, where the red color produced by the betel seed is often used to color textiles during the tanning process, which is very helpful in the textile and garment industries.

  1. Good to uterus after giving birth

Another myth that is often being trusted by the people of Indonesia about betel nuts is that it can help the uterus of a mother after the birth process. This is one myth, and has not been scientifically proven. However, many people do believe in this myth, many others are also trying to consume betel nut to reduce the uterus after giving birth.

Its also very easy to consume. All you have to do is boil the betel nut until boiled, then wait for the stew of the betel nut to cool. Once its cool, you can drink the remaining of the betel nut stew. Its also believed to help reduce your uterus after delivery. 


  1. Increase men sexual passion

Another myth that is still believed by the people of Indonesia is that the areca nut can increase sexual passion in men. Almost the same as before, it has not been scientifically proven, that the areca nut is able to increase the sexuality passion in men. However, the benefits of this betel nut is claimed to be efficacious in increasing the arousal in men, leading to increased sexual arousal.

  1. Excellent to cure back pain

For those of you who have a low back pain, you can quickly use the advantages and benefits with this young betel nut as one of the easiest solutions to cure back pain. The content contained in betel nut is very effective to be used as a cure this back pain disease. Other similar medicinal herbs is health benefits of avocado leaves, this leaf is also very effective to cure the back pain

That is health benefits of areca palm. Hopefully this article can be useful for all who needed it, and also can add your insight all about betel nut. Stay Healthy!

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