Can I eat Paan daily? - History of the Indian Mouth Freshener
Yes! You can eat paan daily! In fact, this tradition has its roots thousands of years ago. Paan was offered to gods as an appetiser(mukhwas) and since then, has had a huge significance in Indian Culture.
With the rise of Rajputs, the symbolic importance of paan also increased. It was then offered to The Royals because of its medicinal and mouth cleansing properties, and as a symbol of dignity. Before the rise of western medicine, betel leaves were used as bandages to contain wounds.
In fact, in Ayurveda (the world’s oldest form of holistic medicine) it is said to balance the Vata and Kapha Dosha. Today, it is an integral part of Hindu ceremonies and rituals. Also, In the south of India, people send out paan and supari along with invitation cards for special occasions, like marriages and poojas.
In the ancient books, Paan, The Indian Mouth Freshener, is described as a combination of 4 basic flavours - sweet, pungent, sour and salty. (sometimes bitter) It is referred to as an amalgamation of 13 cultures and ingredients, emerging from all over India. Some of the primary components being, Gulkand (Rose Jam) from Delhi, Saffron from Kashmir, Supari from Karnataka, Chuna (Calcium Carbonate) from Madhyapradesh, Mint from Uttarpradesh and so on.
In our Fresh mint paan mukhwas, all of these ingredients come together to form an excellent post-meal mouth freshener that is easy to digest. Not just that, betle leaf, has various medicinal properties too. It is a digestive stimulant, appetiser, laxative, with rejuvenation and blood purifying properties.
Our Calcutta meetha paan tower mukhwas has the optimal per cent of volatile aromatic oil, which is vital to maintain balanced gut health. The Essential oil from its leaves is an antiseptic and is used for curing respiratory troubles.
Here are some benefits of eating Paan daily:
- Eases Bronchitis and Treats Cough
- The Paan masala is loaded with antibiotic goodness. They make sure the phlegm is at ease, and significantly reduce inflammation caused due to coughing.
- Some ancient relics say that consuming betle leaf along with clove and cardamom reduces chest congestion, inflammation and help clear the nasal passage improving breathing.
- Good for Oral health
- When eaten before the meal - it has properties that stimulate hunger and helps generate digestion-friendly bacteria in the gut. It facilitates saliva production, which helps release the enzymes necessary to break down the food.
- Improves Gut health
- When eaten post-meal - it enables to flush out the toxins and is key to restore and maintain the natural pH of the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of pressure on the stomach and aids digestion.
- Some other benefits include
- The paan Patta (betel leaf) has components that can reduce blood sugar levels, and can help treat diabetes. Not just that, it aids weight loss by improving overall gut health and digestion.
- Some studies show, Chewing betel leaves in moderation, can help maintain the ascorbic acid in the saliva and prevent oral cancer.
With all that said, you must start eating Paan daily. In fact, our Paan angoori is crafted to provide all the above benefits and more. The premium Paan masala contains Saunf, Glazed fruits, and sweetened rose petal paste.