betel palm

(redirected from Areca catechu)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Areca catechu: betel nut, Areca palm

betel palm

Herbal medicine
A palm native to tropical Asia. Betel nuts contain alkaloids (e.g., arecholine and tannins); betel nuts are astringent, teniacidal (i.e., kill tapeworms) and are mildly tonic.
References in periodicals archive ?
Areca catechu L grows throughout South, Southeast Asia and several Pacific Ocean islands [38].
Barrett, "Associations between betel nut (Areca catechu) and symptoms of schizophrenia among patients in Nepal: a longitudinal study," Psychiatry Research, vol.
(31.) Lee KK, Cho JJ, Park EJ, Choi JD, Anti-elastase and anti-hyaluronidase of phenolic substance from Areca catechu as a new anti-ageing agent, Int J Cosmet Sci 23, 341-346, 2001.
Fabrication and performance of hybrid betel nut (Areca catechu) short fiber/sansevieria cylindrica (agavaceae) epoxy composites.
The results obtained from the present study indicate that the methanol extract of the leaves and stems of Areca catechu lowered serum glucose levels dose-dependently and significantly when compared to control (group-I) at all the doses examined.
Apocynaceae 10 Colocasia esculenta Araceae (L.) Schott 11 Scindapsus officinalis Araceae (Roxb.) Schott 12 Typhonium Araceae roxburghii (Schott.) 13 Areca catechu L.
Areca nut is derived from Areca catechu or commonly known betel nut tree is a species of palm tree which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa.
Then 200 collected samples were divided by randomized double blind control trial for 50 patients in 4 groups as follows: 50 patients treated with placebo as a control group, 50 patients treated with Mebendazole 500mg as an experimental 1 st group, 50 patients treated with Thai Traditional Herbal Formula (TTHF) as an experimental 2nd group and 50 patients treated with Areca catechu Lin.
People roll small pieces of the nut from Areca catechu, more commonly called betel palm, in a leaf from the Piper betel vine, then add powdered slaked lime or limestone paste, and chew it.
Etapa CP: en palmas, la auxina utilizada con mas frecuencia para esta etapa es el 2,4-D (Verdeil et al., 1994; Ledo et al., 2002; Eke et al., 2005; Saldanha et al., 2006; Gueye et al., 2009), aunque picloram (acido 4-amino-3,5,6-tricloropicolinico) y/o dicamba (acido 3,6-dicloro-2-metoxibenzoico) se han utilizado tambien en pejibaye (Steinmacher et al., 2007abc, Maciel et al., 2010, Steinmacher et al., 2011), Areca catechu (Karun et al., 2004; Wang et al., 2010) y palma aceitera (Kramut and Te-chato, 2010; Scherwinski-Pereira et al., 2010; Thuzar et al., 2011; Sanputawong and Te-chato, 2011) con buenos resultados.
Athira Nair worked on the project titled "Investigation of pesticidal property of Areca Catechu leaves".