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betel nut

[′bēd·əl ‚nət]
(botany)
A dried, ripe seed of the palm tree Areca catechu in the family Palmae; contains a narcotic.
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The demand for betel nuts is high in Tamil Nadu and other places like Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai, Chennai and even other states like Kerala and Karnataka.
One reason for this is that authorities in the past viewed smoking cigarettes and chewing betel nuts as independent issues.
Nine to twelve strung lengths of dried betel nut slices with their ends tied, forming a ring that is subsequently bound together for placing on the offering Kan or hung from its edges.
Results of the sensitivity analysis indicated that the main effects of fruit, canned goods, and bean intake as well as significant non-arsenic-related variables, such as betel nuts, were stable irrespective of the proportion of controls selected with arsenic levels < 50 [micro]g/L in well water.
Most at risk are smokers and drinkers over 40 and those who use chewing tobacco or betel nut.
They report in the May 17 Lancet that saliva tests of people chewing 3 grams of packaged betel nuts turned up high concentrations of copper.
The PFA panel was of the view that betel nuts may cause mouth, throat, oral and stomach cancer as well as tooth decay.
But now the demand of packed crushed betel nuts has increased.
The mouth freshner contains sugar coated fennel seeds, coriander seeds, betel nuts and coconut.
Under a proposed law people caught chewing betel nuts in public places - including schools, train stations and airports - could be fined up to pounds 60.
LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Sunday banned the sale of betel nuts (Supari/chaliya) in Punjab and gave a 90-day ultimatum to the people concerned to wind up the business.
Moreover, rates of RD had been increased on 21 imported items only (219 tariff lines) including betel nuts (Supari), betel leaves (Paan), cosmetics, fruit juices, tiles, footwear, tyres, handbags, tableware, kitchenware, and home appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators etc.