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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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Chen said that COA will draft an act on betel nuts similar to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act to discourage consumption.
According to the Department of Industry, the purpose of the Group is to produce soaps and betel nuts.
In this raid 23 tons raw material and 25 twin-packs of betel nuts were recovered.
If a person wants to bring betel nuts from India, he will inform the shipping company that these betel nuts are banned in Pakistan and hence he wants to have a 'switch B/L'.
Yes, because it causes diseases and makes the city look dirty, especially those who spit after chewing betel nut and gutka.
The ingredients are picked and placed on the piring plate in the following order: daun rukuk apung, betel nuts, betel vine leaves, tobacco, boiled rice, ketupat and sungkr, followed by glutinous rice placed around the plate, puffed rice on top, tumpi surrounding the side of plate, and eggs.
(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.
Betel nuts (Visayan bonga or fruit) come from areca palms and are cut up into small sections, sprinkled with lime (nganga) from ground shells (usually talaba), and wrapped neatly in the betel piper leaves.
Betel nuts are consumed in the form of betel quid (commonly known as paan in Pakistan), gutka with or without tobacco and as an ingredient in small sachets of supari.
Summary: Burma's streets stained red by people chewing and spitting betel nuts.
In East Asia, chewing betel nuts is a popular cultural activity, and it is mixed with oyster shell paste containing calcium carbonate to neutralize the bitter taste of the betel nuts.
What about treating patients who are chewing on betel nuts (supari or areca) and have discoloration and attrition?