Betel nut; Areca catechu
Betel nut (Areca catechu) is the seed of the betel palm. This palm tree can grow up to 75 feet high and has leaves of 3 feet long.
The betel palm is one of the world's most popular plants. The leaf is converted into paper for rolling tobacco and herbs. Betel nut is chewed with burnt lime and sometimes with tobacco or other herbs for chewing. There are millions of Asians who enjoy betel nut daily as much as the Europeans enjoy their cup of coffee.
This betel nut extract has a ratio of 100:1, meaning it's significantly more concentrated than the raw powder.
The active substance, arecoline, has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system, it improves learning and thinking capacities, it enhances the breathing and benefits your mood. Betel nut also gives a euphoric feeling and has aphrodisiac qualities. the nut also easily stains teeth a dark red. chewing the nut has been linked to oral cancer.