Jump to content
Islamic Forum
Sign in to follow this  
vishah

Is Supari Ok For Pregnant Women?

Recommended Posts

source from answers.google(contact admin if its a beneficial link)

 

Question : I am 11 weeks pregnant and have a real craving for sweet supari (the

kind with betel nuts, I think, in the small white package with blue

and pink flowers- I don't know that name...) (edit:I think its RASILY -vishah ) is it ok to chew

occasionally, especially if I just suck for a few seconds and spit the

nuts? And also is paan, the kind with the leaf which you get at the

sweets shop ok, if I only eat the red? Thank you!

Answers:by aceresearcher-ga

 

I suspect that you are asking this Question because you have an idea

that such products might not be safe. You are very wise for checking

first, before using them. The substances in these products can

certainly be harmful to both you and your baby.

 

I STRONGLY encourage you not to partake of these products, certainly

NOT while you are pregnant, and NOT while you are nursing an infant.

 

 

In most cases, these products contain at the very least tobacco, which

contains nicotine, a substance which has been proven to cause cancer:

 

From "Facts About ... Is There A Safe Tobacco?" by the American Lung

Association:

"Do all forms of tobacco contain nicotine?

 

Yes, the nicotine in tobacco is what people become addicted to. While

most smokers know that they are addicted, many do not realize that

nicotine can be just as addictive as heroin or cocaine. And, it causes

more death and disease than all other addictions combined. In its pure

form, nicotine is a strong poison. A small dose of it, injected

directly into the bloodstream, would kill a person within one hour."

(you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetsmokehelp(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/html/safe_tobacco.html"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetsmokehelp(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/html/safe_tobacco.html[/url]

 

 

Nicotine can be passed from you to your unborn baby through your

bloodstream, and nicotine can also be passed from you to your newborn

infant through your breast milk.

 

From "Chemical Dependency Education -- Nicotine:"

"Nicotine is especially harmful to pregnant women and the unborn

child. It may contribute to miscarriage, still birth, low weight

birth, and sudden infant death syndrome."

(you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetdcia(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/chem-dep.html"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetdcia(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/chem-dep.html[/url]

 

 

In addition, these products have frequently been found to contain

other harmful substances:

 

"Sale of supari, gutka goes unchecked despite ban", Business Recorder,

(January 2, 2001):

 

KARACHI : The Helpline Trust appreciating Sindh Ombudsman for imposing

ban

on manufacturing, marketing, sale and use of betel-nuts (supari) and

its

varied preparations including gutka, has expressed its deep concern

over

non enforcement of the decision announced some time ago...

 

...samples of leading brands of supari were taken from the local

market and chemically examined in the laboratory. The results

confirmed the presence of

 

*** morphine, tobacco, saccharine, colouring agents and heroin content

***

 

in the items. Some samples also developed fungal growth within 46

hours, showing poor hygienic conditions during packaging of these

materials."

(you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_lists.isb.sdnpk(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/pipermail/health-list/2001-January/000235.html"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_lists.isb.sdnpk(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/pipermail/healt...ary/000235.html[/url]

 

 

"To Asians a Spicy Chew, to Doctors a Deadly Habit", By Danielle

Knight, The New York Times (November 10, 2002):

 

For centuries, South Asians have chewed paan, a sweet mixture of lime

paste, cardamom, fennel, honey, areca nut and, often though not

always, flavored tobacco, all wrapped in a betel leaf.

 

But that imported habit is beginning to worry health professionals who

see a growing epidemic of oral cancer in India spreading to immigrants

in New York...

 

Imported packaged versions of dried paan without the betel leaf, known

as paan masala and gutka, are easily found...

 

Physicians and health professionals are worried. 'We are definitely

concerned about gutka use,' said Sukirti Bagal, director of the

American Cancer Society's Asian Tobacco Initiative. 'It is widely

used, but unlike smoking, it is not considered taboo or addictive.

Many people don't think it is tobacco, because it is mixed with other

spices.'"

(you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_groups.yahoo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/group/sapha/message/2262"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_groups.yahoo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/group/sapha/message/2262[/url]

 

 

I strongly encourage you to find a safer substance to satisfy your

craving for sweets. In the United States, the joke is that two common

items craved by pregnant women are ice cream and dill pickles. I hope

that you can find just the right item -- a SAFE one -- to satisfy your

own cravings.

Edited by vishah

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PropellerAds

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×