Betel is popular for people with diabetes because it can regulate their glucose levels. It can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart. It contains powerful anti-cancer and mutagenic compounds which can reduce the risk of cancer. Betel piper leaf has antimicrobial properties that can protect against bacterial and fungal infections. Betel supports wound healing, especially in the case of burns. Betel leaves are also known to fight depression and can put you in a light, happy mood.