Areca catechu


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Related to Areca catechu: betel nut, Areca palm
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Noun1.Areca catechu - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)Areca catechu - southeastern Asian palm bearing betel nuts (scarlet or orange single-seeded fruit with a fibrous husk)
areca nut, betel nut - seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
areca - any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts
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Areca nut, also known as betel nut, is the fruit of Areca catechu and is used around the world as a chewing substance, either alone or in combination with other ingredients.
Exposure to areca nut (Areca catechu) containing products with or without tobacco is currently believed to lead to OSF (Oral Submucous Fibrosis) in individuals with genetic immunologic or nutritional predisposition to the diseased or from recurrent trauma from betel quid/betel nut chewing or due effects of arecoline leads to sub mucosal fibrosis.
These are kanarem (Diospyros sabtanensis), riwas (Drypetes falcata), vua (Areca catechu var.
Following the previous study, this experiment was conducted to screen other tropical plants such as Poncirus trifoliata fruit (Makrut), Zingiber officinale Rosc (Khing), Areca catechu L.
Tirathaba rufivena Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) is a major insect pest of Palmaceae such as Areca catechu L.
In rat brains, the dichloromethane fraction extracted from the areca palm (Areca catechu) of AN seed has antidepressant properties due to its inhibition of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) [138], but this is a very minor component of BQ and it is unknown whether it is consumed sufficiently among the styles of BQ chewing to affect the user.
Hebbar, "A review on phytochemical and pharmacological potential of Areca catechu L seed," International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, vol.
Betal nut chewing is the most popular chewing habit in among South Asians.12 According to an estimate of World Health Organization (WHO) approximately 600 million people chew betal nut containing products worldwide which is about 10-20% of the world's population causing a premalignant condition of oral cavity known as oral submucous fibrosis (OSF).13 Research has shown that betal nut is the fruit of areca catechu palm tree and is chewed for its mild central nervous system stimulating properties.
The areca nut (Areca catechu) is considered as the main etiologic factor causing OSMF, it generates free radicals and causes local immunosuppression.
[22] There have been studies on elastase inhibition by extracts of plants such as Areca catechu, Cornus kousa, and Achillea millefolium.