Extraction of Essential Oil from a Leaf of Piper betle L. (Paan) by Hydro-distillation Method

Urmila Sarkar *

Department of Botany, Kirti M. Doongursee College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai-400028, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Piper betle leaf commonly known to be a Paan in India is eaten raw and sometimes with a mixture of areca nut. The leaf is consumed usually after a lunch or dinner. Traditionally the leaf is well known for a health benefits and also chewed as a mouth freshener. A wide range of researches on a Piper betle leaf suggest excellent nutritional benefits on the health. The edible leaf is also known for its specialized essential contents.

The current research attempt is carried out to extract the essential oil from the leaf of Piper betle L. by a Hydro distillation method (Clevenger method). The research successfully concludes the extraction of oil with its efficacy towards the percentage of oil achieved during an extraction process.

Keywords: Piper betle L., Essential oil, hydro-distillation

How to Cite

Sarkar , U. (2023). Extraction of Essential Oil from a Leaf of Piper betle L. (Paan) by Hydro-distillation Method. European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 34(2), 20–23. https://doi.org/10.9734/ejmp/2023/v34i21122


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