Piper betle L. 

Family : Piperaceae

Local name : Pan (As.); Phathwi (Bd.).

Stout climber with adventitious roots; leaves broadly ovate, cordate, often unequal at base, coriaceous, glabrous, petioles rather long; flowers minute, spiked; fruits small, in dense cylindric spikes.

Distribution : Commonly cultivated throughout the state.

Uses :  Petiole used in constipation; leaves used in menorrhagia and sexual debility.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam