Betel Leaf


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Betel Leaf

 

a mixture of spicy and acrid leaves from the Piper betle shrub of the pepper family (raised everywhere in tropical Asia) with bits of seeds of the areca palm and a little lime (to neutralize the acids present in the leaves). The betel leaf, which stimulates the nervous system, is chewed by people living in tropical Asia. It blackens the teeth and stains blood red the oral cavity, the tongue, the gums, and the copious saliva produced by chewing.

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Buying attempts were made to purchase any and all products that contained areca nut and/or betel leaf, including those that were combined with tobacco.
The addition of high lime and betel leaf (Piper betel L.
Our inspectors have recently seized large amounts of Pn, a stimulating and psychoactive preparation of betel leaf combined with areca nut and/or cured tobacco, at a grocery store here, following which the outlet was shut down, and the grocer was ordered to pay a fine.
The outlines and lines of his animal paintings are done in black--made from a mixture of iron dust, jaggery, betel leaf, mahua flower and horsegram powder that has first to ferment for 25-30 days.
Pre-Qualification: Central/state public sector undertakings / enterprises and eligible contractors /firms/agencies of appropriate class registered with pwd/ttdc/mes/cpwd/railway/other state pwd having experience in similar nature construction of prefabricated multipurpose cool chamber in/c installation and commissioning of refrigeration system for betel leaf , fruits of minimum 25 mt capacity and above.
One kadda ( a bundle of 50 betel leaves) now costs ` 40 to ` 45 as against ` 20 earlier," said Dinabandhu Rath, a betel leaf trader in the state capital.
Some Indians chew betel leaf and tobacco, both of which require spitting.
The use of products made by tobacco and betel leaf is one of the prime factors for the incidence of oral cancer in the country, which is as high as 40 per cent.
LAHORE, November 20, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Cancer is the second common killer in Pakistan while tobacco and betel leaf (Paan) are main causes of mouth cancer.
Arecaceae) (local name: supari) is more commonly known as the areca palm or betel nut palm because its fruit is chewed often with betel leaf.
The mill in eastern Orissa state has been delayed by criticism it would ruin lives of thousands of poverty-stricken people, who say the plant will disrupt their betel leaf plantations and forest-based livelihoods.
People have held rallies against the project, saying it will displace them and ruin their betel leaf farms.