Vetrilai in English | TamalaPaku | Betel Leaf Uses

Vetrilai in English | TamalaPaku | Betel Leaf Uses:

Vetrilai is the Tamil Name of Betel Leaf. It is called as TamalaPaku in Telugu. The scientific name is Piper betle. Vetrilai, also known as Tamalapaku looks beautiful in its heart shape. The betel leaf has a beautiful green color naturally. The leaf is very soft and smooth. Vetrilai Malai is offered to Lord Hanuman(Anjaneyar) in Tamil Nadu widely. You can find betel leaf in Tamil Nadu in any naatu marunthu kadai(country drug stores) and shops outside Temples especially Anjaneyar Temple. The women who sell flowers also sell betel leaf. If you are going to get only 1 or 2 vetrilai when you buy flowers, they will mostly offer it for free. In all wedding halls, Tamalapaku is offered after lunch. Kotta Paakku and Chunnambu are offered along with Vetrilai. Nowadays, sweet beeda has replaced that combination. Since Tamalapaku is good for digestion, it was offered after lunch in functions like wedding. Chunnambu is the Tamil Name of Slaked Lime. Kotta Paakku is the Tamil Name of Areca Nut. 

Betel Leaf is also offered whenever we give Tamboolam. All Tamboolam covers will be given with at least 2 betel leaves in it. 

According to a journal published, The betel leaf has nutritional properties and contain anticarcinogens. 

Whereas, according to an article in NCBI, there are different research experiments showing that the leaf extract, fractions, and purified compounds play a role in oral hygiene. It is also said to have anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-ulcer, anti-infective etc. Betel leaves were used as an antiseptic, breath-freshener and stimulant. 

There were various experiments suggested that there is no harmful effect when Tamalapaku is chewed alone. 

Chewing of quid even with betel leaves are not recommended. 

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FAB Bag February 2017 Review

FAB BAG February 2017 Review:

Hope you had a fantastic Valentine's day celebration with your special one. The Fab bag of February 2017 was made to make your special day more special. It is too late for me to post about this month's fab bag. Due to some personal constraints, I was not able to publish it on time. I expected a red color heart-shaped bag as this month's bag. But the bag is something different and not a regular valentine's day themed bag. The bag is in white color and cute enough to impress me at first sight. The lovely pink color prints all over the bag made it such a beautiful one.

Theme of February 2017 Fab bag - The Pucker Up!

Fab Bag February 2017 review:

February 2017 Fab Bag

Matra Lip Balm:

Price - Rs.199.

Let me write about my most favorite product first. Matra Lip Balm - Strawberry Salve is a lip balm from Matra, a luxuriously natural skin care brand. Matra is known to produce pure, non-toxic and healthy skin care with international standard. To my surprise, this natural lip balm is not so expensive.

Matra Strawberry Salve Lip balm is 100% natural, filled with the fresh essence of strawberries. It provides complete lip care solution. It soothes and nourishes your lips with its natural ingredients.


  • Castor Oil
  • Cctg
  • Beeswax
  • Shea butter
  • Almond oil
  • Carnauba Wax
  • Candelilla Wax
  • Natural Flavour
  • Natural Fragrance
  • Argan Oil
  • Carrotseed Oil
  • Peach Kernel Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Myrrh Oil
  • Stevia

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Samayal Kurippu - Tips popular in Tamil Nadu with free PDF download

Samayal Kurippu - Popular Samayal Tips in Tamil Nadu with free PDF download:

There are lot of Samayal Kurippugal followed in Tamil Nadu. These samayal tips will definitely ease your cooking and enable you to enjoy your cooking. Cooking is an art, and this art comes out beautiful when you know few tips that makes your cooking hassle free. Cooking is known as Samayal in Tamil language.

Samayal Kurippu - Tips popular in Tamil Nadu with free PDF download
Beginners will also need a lot of cooking tips so that they can start it with joy. Most of us start learning cooking only when we come out of our home after marriage or job.  Start cooking with joy by following these cooking tips.

Here, we have shared some of the widely used Samayal Tips. To get it in a free pdf download form, send a mail to with the subject 'Free Samayal Kurippugal in Tamil PDF'.

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My new Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder and tips on choosing the best mixer-grinder

Throughout my childhood, I saw my mother use a battered old Sumeet mixie to grind masalas for my favorite Kara Kulambu or batter for that weekend special dosa. It was her most trusted appliance. Over the years, her kitchen was remodelled, new appliances were added, and old ones were discarded, appliances that replaced manual processes or made them easier and less time-consuming. But, her mixie was her constant partner in every change.

My first mixer-grinder was not my chosen by me as I got it as marriage gift. It was a basic model and I thought to try something new and advanced. A single google search made me realise, the plethora of brands available today. There are multinational brands like Philips, Panasonic and Morphy Richards, and then there are home-grown brands like Preethi, Bajaj and Butterfly. Not only that, there were several kinds of mixer-grinders too. 

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Banjara's Samvridhi Hair Oil Review

Banjara's Samvridhi Hair Oil Review:

When it comes to hair, it is quite normal to get scared to try any new product loaded with chemicals. Though we can take a little risk with skin products, we always try to be in safer side while trying any hair product. Most of the skin products might lead to acne, allergies, rashes and breakouts if not suitable and these problems can be mostly reversed with good skin care. But that is not the case with hair products. Wrong hair products might lead to even gray hair which cannot be reversed easily. So, it is always worth to pay attention on what you are putting on your hair. I always like my homemade hair oils like amla oil and curry leaves oil. However, it is not always possible for everyone to make at their home on their own. There are some hair-friendly products from natural brands that can be really helpful for such people. One such natural hair care products I recently came across are Banjara's Samvridhi hair care range of products that include a hair pack and a hair oil. This review is all about the Banajaras Samvridhi hair oil.

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What does the brand claim?

Under clinical test conditions, hair fall was reduced by 64% and hair growth was increased to the extent of upto 8 cm over a 8 week period. The oil acts on your hair at 3 levels. It coats the hair shaft and prevents it from breaking. The oil penertates into the scalp and stimulates hair follicle to grow thereby increasing the anagen gair.

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The hair oil helps in reducing all hair problems and damages leading to strong and lustrous hair.

The brand suggests to use the oil at least 3 times a week to see best results.

Price: Rs.199 for 125 ml bottle.

Directions for use:

Apply the Banjara's Samvridhi hair oil to the hair ans scalp. Massage and leave it for at least 30 minutes so that the oil gerts absorbed well and then wash.

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Serein from Tata Housing, India's first Wellness Homes with relevant amenities

What about a soothing and calming residential area beside the beautiful Upvan lake, Yeoor hills, Sanjay Gandhi National Park? What about living amidst a beautiful greenery area? If living in such a residential location is your long time dream, then Serein is just the right place for you.


Serein is a residential project by Tata Housing in Thane, an emerging prime location. Pokhran road 2 located in Thane will also soon be known as the Malabar Hill of Thane due to the natural green environment it provides. Having wellness as the theme, it enables the users to immerse in nature's elements. When you are in Serein, you never need to worry about sunlight and ventilation which are not abundantly available in by many residential projects. Whereas many residential projects call themselves as wellness homes but fail in providing in relevant amenities, Serein is the first real wellness project with relevant amenities. It is just the center of luxury in the poshest location of Thane.

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Hair spa treatment - How to do hair spa at home for dry hair and hair fall problems

Hair spa treatment at home step by step procedure - How to do hair spa at home for dry hair, hair fall, and damaged hair:

Hair spa at home has a lot of benefits more than you think. Though the procedure takes more time, the actual effort you have to put in is quite easy like any other simple hair care treatment. Hair spa treatment at home is a series of steps aiming to repair your damaged hair and maintaining the overall health of your hair without spending too much in the parlor. Hair spa at parlor might look less stressful as you have someone else to work on your hair spa and you can just sit and relax. Hair spa at home requires you to be active and do everything from scratch yourself . Well, that is not as difficult as you think. It is just simple and easy to do good hair spa at home. The another great thing about doing hair spa at home is you can prefer using natural products instead of loading your hair with chemicals. Treating the hair with chemicals frequently might do harm in the long run.

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