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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.
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Beneficial role of Areca catechu nut extract in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
Lee et al., "Up-regulation of inflammatory signalings by areca nut extract and role of Cyclooxygenase2 -1195G>a polymorphism reveal risk of oral cancer," Cancer Research, vol.
Betel quid substitutes (BQS) like gutka, pan masala, etc which are becoming popular in Indo- Pakistan are linked to a higher genotoxic and carcinogenic potential with major contributions from tobacco nitrosamines and areca nut alkaloids.
It showed that there were differences among % reduction of EPG among all 200 patients of sample group treated with Mebendazole (500 mg), TTHF (500 mg) and Areca catechu L.
Betal nut uses: The betel nut (areca catechu) is a psychoactive drug of the Asian continent, popular in the South Pacific islands, Southeast Asia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
The etiopathogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis is multifactorial with a very strong correlation between betel quid chewing and development of disease with a dose dependant relationship for both frequency and duration of chewing areca nut (without tobacoo)6.
Shed leaf sheaths of areca nut palm as a major breeding source of Ae.
In India for instance, the tobacco industry introduced a convenient and imperishable mixture of areca nut, lime, catechu, sandalwood, and tobacco known as Gutka.
Brenda Mead was promoted to chief financial officer for ARECA Insurance Exchange, a member-owned company that serves 21 electric and telephone cooperatives in Alaska.
* BETEL NUT: First off, it isn't "betel nut." It is "areca nut," from a different plant species.