Danger of areca palm nut to asthma. The results showed that areca palm nut has harmful effects for people with asthma. Areca palm nut seeds can cause a contraction effect on the respiratory tract, associated with the recurrence of asthma attacks. Inhalat two types of alkaloids from areca nut is arekolin (5.2 mg / ml) and metakolin (1.6 mg / ml) can cause airway contraction by 20% in people with asthma.
There are even people with asthma which has decreased the volume of air expenditure about 30%, 150 minutes after chewing Areca palm nut. Areca palm seed has arekolin alkaloid compounds, the active alkaloid compounds, which if used in excess it can endanger health. 2 mg of pure arekolin could cause a strong stimulant effect, so the recommended dosage does not exceed 5 mg for the single-use. The use of Areca palm nut powder should not exceed 4 grams. If more than 8 grams will be fatal. Arekolin is citotoxic (toxic to cells) and strong sistatic. More