Areca


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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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To observe the development time and survival of the larval and pupal stages at different temperatures, all newly hatched larvae were collected and transferred to test tubes (1 cm diameter x 10 cm deep), 1 larva per tube, and these tubes had areca leaves placed in them in advance.
Increased waist size and weight in relation to consumption of Areca catechu (betel-nut); a risk factor for increased glycaemia in Asians in east London.
14) However, as Ibn Battuta's encounters with betel and areca nut indicate, not all food plants moved as part of grand human migrations or civilisational expansions or were transferred with the full corpus of cultural information, tradition or symbolism associated with their places of origin.
Tobacco & Lime: Pan Masala, Gutka and Mawa (areca, tobacco and lime] are commercially freeze dried products with high concentrates of areca nut per chew.
Hypoglycaemic activity of arecoline in betel nut Areca catechu L.
Majority of the cases are attributable to separate and combined habits of tobacco use (smoked and chewed), alcohol consumption, betel quid, areca nut and betel quid substitutes.
For example, they are handing over the money with betel leaves with areca nuts to ensure that the person who has received them will vote for him/ her.
Some of the most popular types of l i l d k i ( palm include kentia (Howea forsteriana), areca (Areca catechu) and dragon (Dracaena marginata).
You are canoeing 250 ft over a place where once stood a bustling market where areca nut, cardamom and pepper was briskly bought and sold.
uk); Pot on floor with plant in - stylist's own; Large fake Areca palm pounds 249.
The research team had introduced Thai Traditional Formula medicine (TTFM) in the treatment of helminthes and compared the efficacy and side effects among Mebendazole (500 mg) and Areca catechu Lin.
A "betel nut" refers to the nut of the areca palm, which gives a mild narcotic effect when chewed.