Betel leaf, commonly known as paan in Hindi, is consumed extensively for both its taste and its benefits for our bodies. There are many substances which are good for health and are contained in the betel oils, especially those that have been processed. Essential oils derived from betel leaf contain sesquiterpene, starch, diastase, anti-oxidation and fungicides which help in smooth flow of all bodily functions. Also, these leaves eliminate bad breath and prevent tooth decay. Betel leaf extract mixed with honey is known to relieve cough and helps removing phlegm from the chest. Many singers and musicians often eat betel leaf to relief sore throats. Chewing betel leaves stimulates the release of saliva which is the first step of digestion, as various enzymes in it break down food, making it easy to digest.Weight losing programs also include consumption of betel leaves. In addition, betel leaf is also used to cure wounds because of its antibacterial properties.