What are the traditional uses of betel nut?

Betel nut has been traditionally used as a mild stimulant and is typically chewed with other ingredients such as tobacco, lime, and spices. It is also used in traditional medicine to treat a range of ailments, such as toothache, diarrhea, and fatigue.

What is betel nut and where does it come from?

Betel nut is a seed of the areca palm tree, commonly found in tropical regions of Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Betel nut has a long history of cultural significance and has been used for traditional purposes, such as in religious and social events.