areca nut

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Synonyms for areca nut

seed of betel palm

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Areca nut, jaggery and a variety of spices were hauled out of here on bullock-carts.
Areca nut extract has further been shown to inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 protein expression (Huang et al.
The use of tobacco with lime, betel quid with tobacco, betel quid without tobacco, and areca nut has been classified as carcinogenic to humans.
Widespread deforestation and increase in plantations especially of rubber, cocoa and areca nut contributed to the rapid spread of tiger mosquito in Kerala.
Information on tobacco use, obtained in the interviews, was divided into cigarette smoking, bidi (locally produced cigarettes) smoking, or chewing tobacco, the latter consisting of dried tobacco leaves or zarda (a type of chewing tobacco, often used with areca nut, slaked lime, and betel leaves).
Results: The main breeding sources of the mosquitoes were the rodent-devoured coconuts, coconut shells, areca nut soaking mud and plastic pots, discarded containers, grinding stones, metal containers and plastic containers.
The leaves of the fast-growing vine are widely chewed with tobacco, cloves or with the hard areca nut in a popular mixture known as paan, which promotes a reddish saliva.
Though largely consisting of the ingredient areca nut (the seed of the Areca catechu palm), the common additive betel leaf (from the Piper betle plant) has led to the mixture's current labeling.
It is a flavoured and sweetened dry mixture of areca nut, catechu, slaked lime, cardamom, menthol, fennel seeds and tobacco (Gupta et al 1992); Nigam et al 2001).
For India to say areca nut are not sensitive products would mean destroying the livelihood of thousands of farmers cultivating areca nut from cheaper imports.
Areca nut also contains lots of phenolics that could act as antioxidants and capturers of free radicals.
Areca nut has lately become a major export commodity.
Commonly, betel leaf (from the vine Piper betle L), areca nut (the fruit of Areca catechu L), lime (from seashells), gambir (a preparation from the leaves and twigs of the shrub Uncaria gambir), and shredded tobacco are included.
According to local dentist Dr Farook Suleman, the chewing of paan - a mixture of betel leaf, areca nut, slaked lime and flavoured tobacco - is a major health problem in the area.