A medium sized straight unbranched tree cultivated in southern states of India for the nut which is used as a masticatories and in spices. The nut is endowed with medicinal properties as recommended by Ayurveda.
Areca Nut Medicinal Uses
Kramuka finds its commonest use in mouth freshner formulations in India through aegis. Its use has also been recommended in the prevention and treatment of obesity. It improves salivation (Sialagogue). Nutritional analysis of the nuts suggest it to be a richest source of organic chromium salts. The role of chromium in the metabolism of fat has been well established now through various studies.