|Wild Areca Palm Quick Facts|
|Name:||Wild Areca Palm|
|Scientific Name:||Areca triandra|
|Origin||Tropical and subtropical Asia – India, Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, and southeast Asia – Myanmar, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia.|
|Colors||Green to brown or orange-red|
|Shapes||Ellipsoid narrowing to a beaked tip, up to 2.5 cm long|
Mix the Wild Areca Palm seeds with pepper Piper betel leaves, gum and lime. This is used to stimulate saliva flow, suppress hunger, accelerate heart and perspiration rates and offer protection against intestinal worms.
- Nuts are used as a substitute for Areca catechu.
- Palm heart or palm cabbage is consumed raw as salad or cooked.