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There are claims that this material will fight cancer. There are suggestions that this material is having a cardiovascular and digestive issues. There are beliefs that this material is anti-inflammatory. But no medical publications or proofs for the above claims.
But this habit of eating betel nut powder with beetle leaves coated with lime will spoil our teeth and we may have some yellow patches on the teeth. One has to go the dentist regularly for cleaning.
Betel chewing with Betel leaf and betel nut is traditionally taken as good for digestion ad helathy teeth and gums and also preventing bad breath.
Children and unmarried adults are not permitted betel(paan) chewing. It is allowed only for married adults. It is a part of marriage rituals among certain communities for newly married couple to mutually give the bete-areca nut combo for chewing for first time. Thus the combination of betel and areca nut signifies and benefits fertility.
Betel-arecanut combination is used in all auspicious occasions. Betel-arecanu combination is one essential item to be honour guests. It is a symbol of hospitality.
'Thamboola Charvanam'-betel chewing is prescribed as one of the Dinacharya(daily routine) in Ayurveda protocol.
It is a post-lunch habit for people to chew the 'Sugandha Supari"-scented arecanut. This gives a temorary energ boost. But I have heard from my elders that it is not good to eat areca nut alone, and it should be taken with betel leaves and lime)chuna).as paan chewing. They said that eating regularly only areca nut can cause anemia. Taking areca nut alone will make the tongue and mouth rough and less moist.
Betel-areca nut combination is taken as a symbolof honouring or respecting and is known to be there in traditions of many countries.
However, we need to see its negative effects as well. If betel nut is used alone and is chewed constantly with its masti cation, the salvia so formed is enough to damage your set of teeth if proper cleaning of the teeth is not taken up immediately after using the betel nuts. Though there is mention that it may produce the cancerous effects if addicted with its constant chewing. However, medically it has not been established.
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