"lo lo den" tribe woman with red lips caused by chewing betelnut - vietnam

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"Lo Lo Den" Tribe woman with red lips caused by chewing Areca nut (also called Betelnut or Betel Quids) (Bảo Lạc, Vietnam)

The Areca nut is wrapped with "lá trầu" leaf (Betel leaf) and chewed for its exhilarating lift.­ Betel 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 page.

See the "lá trầu" (Betel) leaves Wikipedia article.

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Tribe people of Northern Vietnam "Lo Lo Den" Tribe (Vietnam) Vietnam (Việt Nam)
Route 34, Bảo Lạc District, Cao Bang, Vietnam