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Betel Nut (80 grams)

Betel Nut (80 grams)

Betel nuts (Areca catechu) are the seeds of the betel palm and have an impressive and ancient history of ritual use (1st century Sanskrit writings refer to it as having 13 heavenly qualities). The primary effect of the Betel nut is its stimulant effect, creating alertness, increased stamina, a sense of wellbeing, and euphoria. 

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Betel Nut - A stimulating and refreshing nut from Asia

Called paan in India and pinang in Malaysia, betel nut is used a lot in South-East Asia, where it’s taken on a daily basis by many people.

Betel nut comes from the Betel palm, a tree that can reach 25 metres in height. The origin of this tree is somewhat unknown and it is rarely found in the wild. Practically all Betel palms have been planted by people themselves, with the primary reason for growing them being the production of its seeds of the palm, the Betel nuts.

The use of Betel nuts dates back thousands of years already and played a large role in the culture of South East Asia, particularly in Pakistan and India. To this day, in this region there are many people who make Betel nut use a daily ritual.  The typical Betel nut user can be recognized by their frequent spitting on the ground.


There are many active ingredients in Betel nut. The most important of these are: arecoline, arecaine, arecolidine and guvacine. The quantities of these substances varies between 0.3 and 0.6%.


The principal substance in Betel nut is arecoline. The effect of this is stimulating and refreshing. A side effect of Betel nut is the copious production of saliva. Betel nut users can be seen spitting a lot.


Betel nut on its own is barely active. Therefore the Betel nut must be combines with a tiny amount of quick lime (Calcium hydroxide). With this combination the arecoline in your body is converted to arecaidine, which is what has the eventual stimulating effect.

The Betel nut can be ground and then be drunk with some water. The best way though is still to chew it with some lime. The Betel nut does not need to be swallowed. When chewed well the active ingredients will be taken up via your saliva glands. In addition to this some people report a stimulating effect with smoking ground Betel nut.

For a normal dose 2 gram is more than enough.


Never take more than the recommended dose of 2 grams each time and never more than 5 grams in a day. In addition, betel nut is bad for your teeth and can with extensive usage stain them a reddish colour. If you take too high a dosage it can lead to dizziness and diarrhea. With long-term use betel nut can be mildly addictive.

A pack of betel nut contains 80 gram.


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    By on 03/Jul/2017 :

    Title : Betel
    Comment : Efficace,à mâcher la noix d'arec est assez astringent mais le gout pas déplaisant,l'effet est subtil mais bien présent se rapproche de la caféine ou de la nicotine,en soit un très bon stimulant mais a ne pas abuser.

    By on 08/Mar/2017 :

    Title : Besser als Coffein
    Comment : Kommt sofort mit etwas gelöschten Kalk noch 20mal stärker

    By on 23/Feb/2016 :

    Title : Positif/négatif
    Comment : L'Areca catechou est une plante respectable, ses effets sont très puissants. en ingestion/infusion l'effet est très agréable et vous porte dans une euphorie ennergetique sublime pendant 3 à 5 heures. En combustion les principes acctifs sonts altérrés ou détruits ce qui nuit à l'effet désiré (le goût est ignoble) tandis qu'en vaporisation la saveur est bonne et l'effet et comparable à un excès de caffeine avec le double d'effets négatifs ! On peu se sentir vraiment mal lors de la redessente, senssation de fatigue intennable, hallucinations, délires stupides... L'addiction est très forte ! Après avoir reçu le pack de 80g je n'ai pas pu m'en passr pendant un mois, j'ai maintenant réussi à arrêter mais il m'arrive de l'utiliser comme substitut de café exceptionnelement. Mon seul conseil : n'en Abusez pas !

    By on 22/Dec/2015 :

    Title : Hmm yeah
    Comment : Sehr sehr geil Schmeckt nicht gerade ultimativ aber mit Eistee geht das Beim zerkauen muss man vorsichtig sein und sich "Herantasten" Hat aber eine sehr geile Wirkung die schwer zu beschreiben ist Ich habe nur eine kleine Nuss gegessen aber für meine Zwecke hat es gereicht KAUFEMPFELUNG

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    By on 29/Mar/2013 :

    Title : Nice Kick
    Comment : Wowww... this gives you a very heavy caffeine-kick. Better than an Espresso at your local Coffeshop :D

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