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Doug J | all galleries >> Burma - Myanmar > Betel leaves - Hledan Market, Yangon
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Betel leaves - Hledan Market, Yangon

Betel leaves - Hledan Market, Yangon

Commonly found in South East Asia, both the betel nut and the betel leaf (from a different plant)mixed with a little lime are chewed for a mild stimulant effect, somewhat similar to nicotine. Regular chewing causes the teeth and lips to become red, however it is reported to reduce cavities and tapeworms.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/30s f/5.0 at 24mm ISO 400 full exif

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