This article describe several usefulness of Areca Nut. This kind of fruit has many properties for curing the diseases. Areca has also potential danger to the body when consumed excessively.
Areca nut used by various ethnic groups in Indonesia. The water decoction of the Areca nut is used to treat diseases such as menstruation with excessive blood, nose bleeding, sores, ulcers, boils, eczema, scabies, diphtheria, intestinal worms, diarrhea and dysentery by villagers Semayang Kutai East Borneo.
In addition, it is also used to cope with swelling due to fluid retention (edema), feeling of fullness in the chest, wounds, cough with phlegm, diarrhea, delayed menstruation, vaginal discharge, and malaria.
Areca nut is generally planted in the yard, garden, or cultivated. Areca sometimes grows wild on the banks of rivers and other places. Areca is one type of palm that grows in the Pacific, Asia, and Africa which has so many properties that can cure the disease.
Areca Nut and its interior leather may also be used to strengthen the wobbly tooth. Water immersion from young areca nut is used to cure sore eyes by the Dayak tribe at Kendayan, in the district of West Borneo.
As for the people of Papua in general, young areca nut is used along with betel to strengthen teeth. Aside from being a dental restorative, rural coastal communities Assai and Yoon-noni, which is inhabited by tribes Menyah, Arfak, and Serui Biak (Papua), young Areca nuts are also used as a drug to shrink the uterus after childbirth by women in how to cook fruit matchmaker and water is taken for one week.
Areca nut contains alkaloids such as arecaine and arecoline, which can stimulate the brain and nervous system. Meanwhile. Other substances contained in these fruits are arecaidine, arecolidine, guracine (guacine), guvacoline, isoguvacoline, coline and some other elements.
However, the use of Areca nuts that have traditionally been used widely since hundreds of years ago, also has the potential dangers for the body. Of course the dangers posed by excessive consumption. Areca nut contains the alkaloid compounds which quite dangerous to the nervous system. When consumed excessively, the fruit will cause nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and nervousness. So This compound should be used in small quantities. So, limit its use wisely.
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