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DURATION #
Caution :   Reactions and experiences may vary dramatically from person to person. [see below]
EFFECTS LIST #
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DESCRIPTION #
Arecoline is a mild central nervous system stimulant which increases respiration. As a stimulant it is used by more people in the world than any other, being extremely popular in India, Thailand, Indonesia and other Asian cultures. Arecoline has also been shown to improve serial learning and memory as well as counteracting intestinal parasites.

Regular usage stains the mouth, gums and teeth a deep red. Excessive use can cause inebriation and dizziness. Long term users cause damage to the teeth and soft tissue of the mouth.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid's effects information is a summary of data gathered from users, research, and other resources. This information is intended to describe the range of effects people report experiencing. Effects may vary dramatically from one person to another or one experience to another based on a variety of factors such as body chemistry, age, gender, physical health, dose, form of material, etc.