Areca
Title: Areca
Additional Names: Betel nuts; pinang
Literature References: Nuts (seeds) of Areca catechu L., Palmaceae. Habit. East Indies. Constit. Arecoline, arecaidine, guvacine, guvacoline, arecolidine, choline, about 15% red tannin, about 14% fat. Reviews: L. Marion "The Alkaloids of Areca Nut" in Manske-Holmes, The Alkaloids Vol. I (Academic Press, New York, 1950) pp 171-175; Raghavan, Baruah, Econ. Bot. 12, 315 (1958).
Properties: Hard and heavy; round-conical and depressed at base. Extern. brown, mottled with fawn color; intern. brownish-red with whitish veins; astringent taste; the fresh nuts have a faint, cheese-like odor.
Therap-Cat: Anthelmintic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used for tapeworms, ascarids.

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