Acta Scientific Microbiology

OpinionVolume 1 Issue 6

Betel Leaf: A Source of Ingredients having Potential to Combat Influenza

Prashant Kumar*

Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

*Corresponding Author: Prashant Kumar, Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India.

Received: April 25, 2018; Published: May 30, 2018

Citation: Prashant Kumar. “Betel Leaf: A Source of Ingredients having Potential to Combat Influenza”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.6 (2018).

  Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical systems that originated in India and promotes the use of herbal compounds for the treatment of various ailments. Several literatures on Ayurveda mentions the use of piper betel leaves (Vedic name: saptsira) for the treatment of diseases like bad breath, boils and abscesses, conjunctivitis, constipation, headache, itches, mastitis, mastoiditis, leucorrhoea, otorrhoea, swelling of gum, rheumatism, cuts and injuries. The plant is cultivated in most of South and Southeast Asia and valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties. The phytochemical investigation of betel leaves has shown the presence of alkaloids, amino acids, carbohydrate, tannins and steroidal components in them apart from the vitamins, minerals and essential oils.

Copyright: © Prashant Kumar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Member In






News and Events


  • Special Issue on Reviews
    Acta Scientific Journals has been started Special Issue on Reviews, researchers from world wide welcoming for submission of their reviews on any topic by on/ before August 30, 2019. Special Issue is going to be released on September 10, 2019
  • Submission Timeline for Regular Issue
    Last date for submission of articles is September 05, 2019.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of “Best Article of the Issue”.
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.
  • Contact US