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Arecatannins are a class of condensed tannins in the sub-class procyanidins contained in the seeds of Areca catechu also called betel nut.[1] The arecatannin-type natural products from Ceylonese cassia bark and Areca seed are examples polyphenols by both current definitions, and fit the distinct definition of a polymeric phenol as well.[2]

Known molecules


  1. ^ Screening of various plant extracts used in ayurvedic medicine for inhibitory effects on human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) protease. Ines Tomoco Kusumoto, Takeshi Nakabayashi1, Hiroaki Kida, Hirotsugu Miyashiro, Masao Hattori, Tsuneo Namba and Kunitada Shimotohno, Phytotherapy Research, Volume 9, Issue 3, May 1995, pp. 180–184, doi:10.1002/ptr.2650090305
  2. ^ Isolation and structure elucidation of tannins. G. Nonaka, Pure & Appl. Chem.,Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 357–360, 1989.
  3. ^ Areca nut on Kegg drugs
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