Author 'Hiedra98' (Id 83091 ) : The betel quid is still largely consumed by ethnic minorities in northern Laos and elsewhere. It has stimulant properties and is credited with various medicinal properties. Side effects: saliva and teeth black. Here, the market of Luang Prabang, a seller offers everything needed to drive yourself. The three basic ingredients are betel, areca nut and slaked lime. A must, betel leaf, which is the family of pepper (Piper betel), which is tonic. In the center, the limestone that serves as a catalyst, and alongside, ready for chic. Basically, the areca nut, a palm (Areca catechu), which contains alkaloids with effects similar to nicotine. I'll have tasted since I go back next month in Laos, which I do not "laosse" no.