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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Chang confessed that he had rented the betel leaf field from a farmer six months ago and has been growing marijuana on the site for about four months.
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Mainly it is composed of betel leaf, betel nut, tobacco and slaked lime.
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Notably, Indian betel leaf and pan masala are quite popular in Pakistan since the former is not grown there.
Pan masala - a preparation of betel leaf with areca nut and sometimes with tobacco - is chewed for its stimulant and psychoactive effects.
Dubai - People spitting paan (betel leaf) in Dubai should not be just fined, but also made to clean up their spit, many Dubai residents have said while welcoming the emirate's move to issue stiffer penalties for cleanliness violations.
The waitress demonstrated with practised ease the technique of folding the betel leaf into a cone.
The products seized in the raid included pn - a psychoactive preparation of betel leaf and tobacco, and gutka - a mild stimulant made from tobacco and crushed betel nuts.
(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 palm tree can grow up to 20 meters tall, and is cultivated throughout the tropical parts of the Indian sub-continent, including Bangladesh (Satyavatia et al, 1976).