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Cracking the Code
Betel Nut
Citation:   Swampfunk. "Cracking the Code: An Experience with Betel Nut (exp31638)". Erowid.org. Jun 13, 2007. erowid.org/exp/31638

1 nuts oral Betel Nut
After living in Taiwan for a month and trying the betel nut on several occasions without significant effect, I started reading websites to see what the big deal about betel nut is. I read that in order to be psychoactive, betel must be taken with lime. I had bought the lime and leaf bound nut several times from street vendors in Taipei, but had always discarded it, thinking it just a preservative sheath.

In a net cafe, with a small pack in my pocket and an empty juice bottle to spit in, I started chewing a nut, leaf, lime, and all. The effect was boisterous and immediate. Tasting lightly of roasted peppers, it gave me a feeling similar to that of laughing gas and ephedrine. A lovely buzz, and it comes on strong, tapering gently off over a period of some half hour. Now that I know how to use the betel nut.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 31638
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jun 13, 2007Views: 19,357
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