To prevent toxins and bacteria from accumulating in the body after meals, betel nut and araca have been traditionally used. It is mainly chewed or mixed with pan masala or gutka, and it is also used in the preparation of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicines. An ingredient in some toothpastes is powdered areca nuts. In other words, betel nuts are stimulants, which speed up the flow of information between the brain and the body. In addition to treating schizophrenia and glaucoma, Areca is used for treating mental disorders as well as eye disorders.