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paan

(pahn),
A preparation of areca nut and perhaps various drugs and flavorings wrapped in a betel leaf, chewed for its intoxicant properties.
[Hindi]

betel nut

The nut-like seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), typically wrapped in betel leaves and with added flavouring, including lime, clove, cardamom, and catechu, which is chewed from India to New Guinea for its mild stimulant effect.

paan

(pon) [Hindi pān]
The chewing of betel leaf, common in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, which is a stimulant and is associated with the development of oral cancers.
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Betel leaves are banned in the UAE and bringing them into the country is illegal.
Betel leaves were collected from market of Guwahati.
Pakistan is an important export market for tea, followed by copra, rubber, betel leaves and tamarind; similarly, for Pakistan, Sri Lanka is an important market for cement, GI Pipe, textiles, pharmaceuticals, machinery and agricultural items.
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This is because of the spiralling prices of betel leaves after Cyclone Phailin destroyed betel vineyards in most of the districts.
And this bodes ill for Yadav, who was once a role model for the middle classes for cleaning up the Aegean stable that was Indian Railways, and a darling of the media -- despite him chewing betel leaves and spitting freely during interviews.
The FBR has increased customs duty on betel nuts from 15 percent to 20 percent and betel leaves from Rs 200/kg to Rs 300/kg to discourage their use on account of adverse health effects.
It held the ingredients necessary for assembling a quid of betel to be chewed - betel leaves, areca nuts, lime and spices - a practice not confined to Burma but found across south-east Asia.
Bangladeshi exports to Oman include processed and live fish, betel leaves, vegetables, raw jute and jute goods, knitwear, leather goods, and printed materials.
In India betel quid preparation consist of half portion of a large betel leaf or medium small-sized betel leaves, smeared with slaked lime small amount of catechu to which is added few pieces of areca nut.
Pakistan can import raw jute and jute goods, tea, betel nuts and betel leaves, newsprint, fresh fruits such as bananas and pineapples, bamboos, and so forth.