Iahas-Supari-Betel Nut

Supari (Betel Nut)

Herbs
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Supari Scientific Name

Areca catechu

Supari Other Names

English: Areca Nut, Betel Nut
Sanskrit: Akoth, Chamarpushpa, Kramuka
Hindi: Supari
Latin: Areca catechu Linn Pennel

What is Supari?

Supari, an herb commonly known as Betel Nut, is originally from the areas of Africa, East Indies, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, China, Japan. The Supari plant can be up to one and a half yards tall. Its fruit is used in Ayurveda in both fresh and dried forms. When it’s boiled or roasted, Supari is flavorful and mixes well with spices. Supari is well-known for its ability to maintain strong oral health. This includes removing teeth stains, freshening breath, and preventing any gum infections that may occur. In the US, Supari is considered a prescription medicine, so you must consult your doctor before being prescribed Supari.

Common forms of Supari

Powder, Seed

Supari is commonly used for:

  • Maintaining oral health
  • Freshening breath
  • Removing teeth stains
  • Preventing gum infections
  • Reducing swelling in gums
  • Treating indigestion problems
  • Maintaining women’s health
  • Increasing concentration
  • Preventing diarrhea
  • Maintaining sexual health
  • Improving muscle strength
  • Healing anemia
  • Regulating blood sugar

Supari Dosage

Powder: 1-3g or as prescribed.
Decoction: 10-15ml or as prescribed.

Supari Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid using Supari if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Children: Not known.

Warning:
Supari is most likely unsafe when taken by mouth long-term or in high doses. Consult your doctor if you’re taking Supari long-term. Next, eating 8-30 grams of Supari can cause death. Lastly, if you have asthma, avoid consuming Supari.

Where to Buy Supari in the US?

In the US, Supari is considered a prescription medicine, so you must consult your doctor before receiving Supari.

Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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