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.
Areca nuts contain a large number of amino acids. Arecoline has been isolated form the nuts. They also contain sitosterol, leukocyanidins and tannins.