Areca nuts are found on palm trees and are more commonly known as Betal nuts. These nuts are very popular in Indonesia. They can be found on street corners all over the country being offered for sale by street vendors. This nut is wrapped in betel pepper leaves and combined with mineral lime. To mask the bitter flavor of the areca nut, some people add spices to the mix. This is a very popular drug in Indonesia and ranks fourth behind caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. People use it as a “cure all” for everything from reducing phlegm to lowering stress to calming digestion issues. The betal nut is know to produce feelings of euphoria, increased stamina and greater alertness.