Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2015)
Ayurvedic Tambula Sevana- A Healthy Traditional Practice
Author(s): Akhilesh Shukla, Anupama Shukla, A. S. Baghel, Mahesh Vyas
Abstract: Tambula (betel leaves/Paan) is very closely linked with Indian civilization and traditions. Ayurvedic classics mentioned chewing betel leaves in the context of Dinacharya (daily regimen) for the maintenance of perfect oral hygiene, for good taste and as a prevention of diseases of the oral cavity and throat. It too acts as post meal digestive stimulant, aphrodisiac and improves physical and mental stamina. All the problems related with Paan (betel leaves) chewing are mainly due to its use along with tobacco and its products. Ayurvedic method of Tambula Sevana (betel leaves chewing) is very much safe and good for health. In reality the betel leaves do not have any match as a cheap, natural and easily available appetizer, digestive stimulant, aphrodisiac and refreshing mastication. The present review highlights the traditional method of betel leaves chewing along with its scientific validation.
How to cite this article:
Akhilesh Shukla, Anupama Shukla, A. S. Baghel, Mahesh Vyas. Ayurvedic Tambula Sevana- A Healthy Traditional Practice. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2015; 3(1): 40-44.