Areca catechu, Betelnut, Areca nuts, Arecae Semen, Whole nuts
Areca catechu grows to a height of 20-30m. The evergreen palm is native in tropical southern Asia.
The most common use of these nuts is in the ritual chewing of the "betel-quid." This practice is very widespread throughout Asia, India and the Pacific, making it one of the most popular stimulants on the world. Generally the betel-quid is a small morsel consisting of a quarter betel nut, a pinch of lime, spices like cardamom or nutmeg for flavour all wrapped in a betel leaf (Piper betle). This quid is chewed slowly over several hours, causing mild stimulation and a feeling of well being.
Active Constituents: Arecoline
Our Betelnuts are dried and not viable.
Country of origin: Sri Lanka