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
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  • 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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