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Tambula or Paan is prepared by spreading slightly scented, pungent and astringent substances on a couple of betel leaves. These leaves are neatly folded and kept in the mouth and chewed slowly. 
  • Tambula has a cleansing effect. 
  • It removes bad odour from the mouth. 
  • It has a tonic effect on the voice and is therefore useful for public speakers and singers.
  • It increases pitta and neutralizes kapha.
  • It promotes evacuation of the bowels and expulsion of the gases.
  • Tambula cheers up the spirits, when one feels lazy and tired. 
Tambula Sevan Kala (Time for having tambula) 
  • After waking up in the morning.
  • After bath, lunch and dinner.
  • After coitus.
  • After vomiting.  
Effects of Chewing Tambula in Excess
  • Excess of Tambula increases pitta in the body,
  • Dryness of the mouth,
  • Gout and bleeding disorders,
  • It also has harmful effects on the eyes, teeth, digestive power, effects the luster of the skin, hair, and physical strength of a person. 
Following fragrant substances can be kept in the mouth
  • Cloves 
  • Cardamom 
  • Paan (betel leaves)
  • Kankol (a herb)
  • Camphor 
  • Nutmeg 
  • Betelnut 

These substances keep the mouth clean and fragrant. They also help in cleaning the mouth thereby masking bad odour and improves the sensation of taste.







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