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DSC11505 - Areca nuts (Betelnut) bulk shop - Delhi (India)

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Areca nuts (Betelnut) bulk shop - Delhi (India)

 

The Areca nut is wrapped with Betel leaf and chewed for its exhilarating lift. Betel quids chewing has been claimed to produce a sense of well-being, euphoria, heightened alertness, sweating, salivation, a hot sensation in the body and increased capacity to work.

 

Just like alcohol, tobacco, coffee and sakau, Areca nut and Betel leaf are culturally-approved psychoactive drugs.

 

The Areca nut, by association, is sometimes inaccurately called the "Betel nut".

 

See the Areca nut Wikipedia article.

 

See the Betel leaves Wikipedia article.

 

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Taken on June 3, 2009