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Areca catechu


Areca nuts are the fruit of the Areca Palm found in South East Asia and Eastern Africa. They are chewed with betel leaf for their effects as a mild stimulant, causing a warming sensation in the body and slightly heightened alertness, although the effects vary from person to person. Our project focused on the determination of proanthocyanidins in the areca nut.


2007 Wu, Q.L., Y. Hong Yang, M.F. Wang and J.E. Simon, Determination of Proanthocyanidins in Areca Nuts by High-performance Liquid Chromatography Combined with Mass Spectrometry, Chemistry and Biodiversity, (in press): (in press).