Topical Medications part (4): Allergy vs Daun Sirih

"The plant with the Latin name piper betle is abundant around our living place. It’s easy to find and cultivate. The leaves are dark and heart-shaped. These vines have a strong, pungent taste and distinctive aroma. Betel leaf is known to have properties as a mouth freshener. and cleansing the feminine area. But apparently, the benefits are not only that. Betel leaf can treat several skin diseases, such as relieving allergic problems "

Published by : administrator  -  10/02/2020 09:28 WIB

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Allergic reactions generally range from itching to swelling, difficulty breathing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Allergies are caused by several factors including dust, pets’ dead skins, food, insect bites, drugs, and latex materials.

A severe allergic reaction can lead into swelling. If not treated promptly, it will cause scarring. Therefore, to avoid the problem, try the following recipe.


  • 10 betel leaves
  • 1 bangle (Zingiber purpureum roxb)
  • Eucalyptus oil

How to make:

Mash betel leaves and bangle into smooth paste. Add enough eucalyptus oil and stir well. Apply the paste onto the affected areas. At first it will feel hot, but over time it will disappear by itself. Do this treatment regularly every day.

You can find some other topical medications recipes and their efficacies from the following articles:

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Bangkle is a kind of ginger with yellowish rhizome color. If you can find it around the house, you can buy it at the herb shops.


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