Healed My Cold
Betel Nut
Citation:   Superman. "Healed My Cold: An Experience with Betel Nut (exp42607)". Erowid.org. Jun 13, 2007. erowid.org/exp/42607

2.0 g oral Betel Nut (ground / crushed)
I ordered my nuts online, which came pre-crushed. I wrapped about 2 grams in a paper towel, for lack of anything better. My nuts had a consistency of kitty litter so I wanted something that would keep them together. Hesitantly, I put my nuts into my mouth and began to suck on them (seriously people). Within about ten minutes I began to feel the effects.

It was a very mild feeling, not so much as a “buzz” as just a general feeling of well-being and contentedness. Very pleasant. I take prescription amphetamines for ADD so I am generally unaffected by coffee/tea/soda, and I would say what I experienced was pretty mild compared to what I had researched.

One very interesting (but not surprising) thing happened though. I had been sick with a sinus infection for a couple days when I took them, and afterwards I felt great!! Within about two minutes of taking them I didn’t feel run down anymore, my throat and sinus ceased to hurt and I felt discontent laying around my house.

Overall the experience was pretty good. Not too strong.

Exp Year: 2005ExpID: 42607
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jun 13, 2007Views: 12,438
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