Betel nut (Areca catechu the fruit of the areca palm) is a very popular recreational drug in Indonesia, India and all over southern Asia. Effects of Betel nut: the effects of betel nuts are best described as a combination of tobacco and caffeine, it’s a mild stimulant and mild mood enhancer.
|Botanical Name||Areca catechu|
|Ingredients||Betel Nut, Whole|
The betel nut, which is actually a fruit from the betel palm, can be found in Asia and Africa. The kernels of both green and ripe fruits (often called “nuts”) are chewed as a stimulant, often in combination with the leaves or fruit of betel pepper and lime. The betel nut palm is now cultivated across the Asian tropics as a cash crop, as well as in almost every village garden
People who chew betel nut tend to produce saliva in large amounts which help them with dry mouth caused by diabetes and other health conditions. Chew on a couple of betel nuts when you get a dry mouth.
Chewed either dried or ripe, with lime and betel pepper, the betel nut was most commonly used because of its stimulant effects.
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