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Areca

(ar'ĕ-kă),
A genus of Asian palms; one species, Areca catechu, furnishes a. nuts, or betel nuts, which contain arecoline and 15% red tannin, are chewed in the East Indies; have anthelmintic and stimulant actions.
See also: betel nut.
[Malay]
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Shomili saw the shadows in the room cast by the long, sweeping branches of the areca trees.
The primary outcome of the study was to compare the efficacy by the % reduction of EPG in each group with treated with Mebendazole, Areca catechu and TTHF medicine.
In the last ritual episode, the women enter--one by one--a "grave" made of areca leaves, and then share a funeral meal.
In India for instance, the tobacco industry introduced a convenient and imperishable mixture of areca nut, lime, catechu, sandalwood, and tobacco known as Gutka.
This created some anger among villagers who were not the Islanders' trade-friend hosts, as it seemed the visitors were rather indiscriminate about whose areca palms they accessed.
Last October at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Seattle, Chiun Hsu of National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei reported that, from 1981 to 2000, a huge increase in oral cancer among Taiwanese men parallels a nearly sevenfold increase in Taiwan's production of areca nuts, making them Taiwan's second-largest crop.
There is a wide variation in ingredients of betel quid, and the most commonly used ingredients in Kerala were betel leaves, areca nut, tobacco and slaked lime.
Areca palms and Christmas palms clustered around a brightly colored market umbrella and well-appointed chaise lounges and a cozy hammock could create a lovely romantic setting.
Finally, the Taman perform an augury using an areca blossom (mayang pinang) "to determine whether the candidate has been cured and is destined to become a balien" (Bernstein 1997: 98).
Betel nuts, also called areca nuts, are widely sold and consumed in southern Asia.
The para Puang is erected in each house and hung with many small ketupa' (packets of woven palm leaf in which rice is steamed) in the shape of birds, as well as coins, areca nuts and betel leaves, strips of coconut flesh, dried leaves of home-grown tobacco, and a kapipe (a small bag woven from reeds, traditionally used to carry a lunch of cooked rice to the fields).
1, 1996 Company Name: Van Vechten, Burke and Associates Address: 434 Areca Palm Rd.