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betel

(bē`təl), masticatory made from slices of betel palm seeds (called betel nuts) smeared onto a betel pepper leaf together with other aromatic flavorings and lime paste and rolled up. The betel palmpalm,
common name for members of the Palmae, a large family of chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines. Most species are treelike, characterized by a crown of compound leaves, called fronds, terminating a tall, woody, unbranched stem.
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 (Areca catechu) and the betel pepper (Piper betle of the pepperpepper,
name for the fruits of several unrelated Old and New World plants used as spices or vegetables or in medicine. Old World (True) Peppers

Black pepper (Piper nigrum
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 family) are native to and widely cultivated in S Asia, where betel has been chewed since ancient times and is an article of considerable commerce. Betel contains alkaloids that increase the heart rate and induce a sense of euphoria. Habitual chewing stains the teeth and is linked to oral cancer.

betel

an Asian piperaceous climbing plant, Piper betle, the leaves of which are chewed, with the betel nut, by the peoples of SE Asia
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Animal studies have revealed diabetogenic and obesogenic effects of betel nut.
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Association of Smokeless Tobacco and of Betel Quid without Tobacco with Incidence of Oral Cancer in South Asia and the Pacific.
Betel leaves were collected from market of Guwahati.
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.
References to the betel pepper appear in ancient Greek, Sanskrit, and Chinese literature as early as the first century BC, while chewing betel has long become an important cultural tradition in many parts of southern Asia.
Yet such has been her metamorphosis, Deena has married a fellow recovery addict from Betel.
Presence of phenolic compounds like hydroxychavicol and safrole, and phytochemicals like tannins, gallic acid, catechin, []-sitosterol, gum and amino acids have been reported in betel nut (Wang et al.
Betel chewing has been described as "the daily social lubricant of Southeast Asia".
Strong association with tobacco smoking and chewing, betel quid and its substitutes was detected, with smoking being more prevalent in males and betel quid in females.
Summary: Burma's streets stained red by people chewing and spitting betel nuts.
Summary: The Dubai Municipality civic officials have seized 1,024kgs of paan (an illegal tobacco and betel leaf product) products and fined 79 people this year, according to officials.
Washington, October 25 ( ANI ): Chewing betel quid or paan exposes half a billion people to substances that act as direct carcinogens in the mouth, scientists have revealed.