Betel nut

The seeds of the areca palm are known as betel nuts. They are chewed in some parts of the world and have a mild stimulant effect. However, chewing them is linked to the development of certain kinds of cancer.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
27/2001/1
Collection Class
Plants
Collector Excavator
A E Palmer
Common Name
betel nut
Simple Name
fruit

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Arecaceae: Areca catechu: betel nut