areca nuts (betelnut) bulk shop - delhi (india)


Areca nuts (Betelnut) bulk shop - Delhi (India)

The Areca nut is wrapped with Betel leaf and chewed for its exhilarating lift.­ Betel quids chewing has been claimed to produce a sense of well-being, euphoria, heightened alertness, sweating, salivation, a hot sensation in the body and increased capacity to work.­

Just like alcohol, tobacco, coffee and sakau, Areca nut and Betel leaf are culturally-approved psychoactive drugs.­

The Areca nut, by association, is sometimes inaccurately called the "Betel nut".­

See the Areca nut Wikipedia article.

See the Betel leaves Wikipedia article.

areca nuts bags betel nuts betel quids market shop store

These are photos that i took in the streets of Delhi (India)

It gives an idea of the organized chaos in the bazaars of the old city.­

Those photos are only from Delhi.­ I have many more interesting photos from other parts of India.

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­