Elephantiasis (also called Lymphatic Filariasis) caused by a number of parasitic worms which affects the limbs. The effect of parasitic infection may be gross enlargement of an area of the body especially the legs and hands. Betel leaf decoction a simple home remedy to cure elephantiasis.
Betel leaf contains all essentials vitamins, minerals and folic acid. All these nutrients helps to fight against diseases.
Medicinal application – The paste of Piper betel leaves assorted with salt and hot water can be administered for filariasis.
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The report described the n-hexane and chloroform fractions of Piper betle L. trigger different arms of immune responses in BALB/c mice and exhibit anti filarial activity against human lymphatic filarid Brugia malayi.
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Follow the simple DIY recipe to make betel leaf decoction to cure elephantiasis.
- 4 Betel leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 200 ml Water
- Use betel leaves, salt and water.
- Chop betel leaves.
- Add a glass of water to pan.
- Add chopped leaves to water.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- Boil for a few minutes.
- Allow the water to cool down a bit and strain the water.
- Betel leaf decoction is now done.