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Arecae catechu seed
Also Known As:
Areca Nut, Betel Nut, Betel Quid, Pinag, Pinlag. Areca catechu.
Bing Lang Properties: PUNGENT, BITTER - WARM Dosage: 6 – 12g.
Betel Nut Meridian LARGE INTESTINE, STOMACH -USED ALONE 120g.
-kills parasites – tape
worms, pinworms, round worms, blood flukes, helps expel bodies of worms as well
movement of Qi, reduce stagnation – drains down and unblocks bowels, food
accumulation, abdominal distention, constipation, tenesmus
urination – damp phlegm and malarial disorders
Also Used For:
Orally, areca is used as a recreational drug because of its central nervous system (CNS) stimulating properties. It
is also used orally for treatment of schizophrenia, but is otherwise rarely
Historically, areca has been used for glaucoma and as a mild
stimulant or digestive aid.
In veterinary medicine, an extract of areca is used for expelling
tapeworms in cattle, dogs, and horses; as a cathartic; and for treating
intestinal colic in horses.
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Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica
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