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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 main carcinogens in paan masala (blend of fresh betel nuts, catechu, cardamom and lime with or without tobacco) and gutkha are derived from the ingredients areca nut, lime, catechu and tobacco.
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.
Professor Ho is being targeted for a decade of sex-positive activism, including writing and speaking in support of, as well as struggling with, gays and lesbians, sex workers, intergenerational couples, transsexual and transgender subjects, betel nut beauties (6) * and others.
He said that they imported the Betel Nuts (Chhalia) from Indonesia and after clearance from PCSIR laboratory, it was distributed all over the country.
Most at risk are smokers and drinkers over 40 and those who use chewing tobacco or betel nut.
There will be twelve in numbers and it will be accompanied by the ten betel nuts and other gifts.
Producers of other nuts and kernels including pecan nuts, macadamia nuts, betel nuts and ginkgo nuts
The Sindh Chief Secretary said the law that also encompasses restriction on sale as well as use of "Gutka," a hazardous connotation of betel nuts, betel leaves and chemicals, needed to be implemented in letter and spirit by all concerned stake holders.
Gorakhpur, July 10 (ANI): Farming of betel leaves has declined in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur region as demand for packed crushed betel nuts is on the rise.
But despite the risk of fines, jail time and deportation, blacklisted goods like gutkha -- crumbs of betel nuts and tobacco -- and beedies are available under the table in many grocery stores in crowded alleys of Bur Dubai and Karama.