Betel nut is a part aphrodisiac, has an uplifting and stimulating effect, and can cause a euphoric feeling, also alters time-perception.


The chewing of betel gives a cheerful relaxation and a nice feeling in the mouth that rises up to the brain.


You can have a teaspoon of powdered Betel nut mixed with water or coffee. For a better effect mix it with lime and chew on it for some time. Never use more than 3 grams at a time and 6 grams a day.


Regular chewing of betel nut is very bad for the teeth and colours the teeth red. It also increases the chance of getting ulcers or cancer in the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus, and stomach. High doses can cause diarrhea and dizziness. One of the consequences of long-term use is a light addiction.