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Chewing the areca nut can make your mouth, lips, and stool turn red. It can cause stimulant effects similar to caffeine and tobacco use. It can also cause more severe effects including vomiting, diarrhea, problems with the gums in the mouth, increased saliva, coma, and death.
Do not take areca if:
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