Research progress in safety for medicinal and edible Areca catechu
LV Jun-chen;GONG Bao;SUN Pei-wen;Hainan Branch,Institute of Medicinal Plant Development,Chinese Academy of Medicinal Sciences & Peking Union Medical College,Hainan Provincial Key Laboratory of Resources Conservation and Development of Southern Medicine,National Genome Resource Bank of South Medicines;Institute of Medicinal Plant Development,Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College;
Areca catechu is not only Chinese medicinal material but also one of traditional foods in Southeast Asia and China. In this paper, the usage and security were reviewed to discuss the effect of A. catechu on human health. Meanwhile, we put forward suggestions for the security of A. catechu and they may contribute to the medicinal and edible industry of A. catechu in future.