Arecanut Palm, Betelnut Palm, Areca Palm, Pinang Palm
Latin name: Areca catechu
Sanskrit/Indian name: Puga, Gubak, Poogiphalam, Tantusara, Supari
Chewing paan during pregnancy significantly increases adverse outcomes for the baby.
Aiding in digestion.
Some patients with schizophrenia who chew betel nut seem to have less severe symptoms.