Before you confuse
between areca betel leaf (daun sirih
Malay) and piper betle (or
piper betel, daun kaduk
in Malay) read
first. It explains clearly how to differentiate between the
tongue-numbing betel leaf from the tangy sourish piper betle, both
being edible but used in different ways.
As you surf internet resources or any form of literature on
this plant, whenever you see the
word 'chewing' in description of use of the so-called 'betel leaf'
looking at the areca betel leaf, which is not what this Piper Betel is
referring to here. You risk
swallowing a jumble of confusion by Westerners on areca betel as piper
Even Wikipaedia resource on 'betel' erroneously lumps piper betel with
The only 'safe' way to avoid messing up your search is to use keywords
such as 'Piper Sarmentosum', 'Daun Kaduk'
or 'Piper Kaduk'.