Kumbakonam Special Green Betel:
In Kumbakonam, the main cultivated crop is betel. Cultivation is done by cutting petiole (Padiyan podudhal). Dark green betel is categorized as male betel and light green betel is categorized as female betel.
PIPER BETEL belongs to PIPER ACEAE plant family. Betel is not just a plant but also a good herb. And it has been an important part of Tamil people's life since ancient times.
More importance is given to betel in any auspicious functions among Tamil people. There are no functions or ceremony without betel in Tamil people's life. Worshipping of god is not done without betel in any Tamil people's life.
Kumbakonam Betel Benefits:
1) Betel is used in auspicious functions, exchanging Thamboolam, Worshipping god,etc.
2) Medically betel increases the saliva and increases hunger.
3) Increases milk secretion and to induce lust.
4) For many problems in the body, Betel plays a major role in Siddha medical system.
Kumbakonam betel is always special in Tamil Nadu.