Gutkha

BRAND NAMES:

Baba 120, Baba 160, Patta Chhap, Hira Moti, RMD, Rajendra Babulal Malu, Tulsi Royal, Tulsi Gold, Vimal

COMMON NAMES:

Gutkha

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF USE:

India, Southeast Asia, United Kingdom

PRODUCT CONSTITUENTS:

betel nut, catechu, tobacco, lime, saffron and other flavoring agents.

HOW USED:

Held in the mouth and chewed. Saliva is generally spit out, but sometimes
swallowed

WHO USES:

Very popular among boys and young men due to targeted advertising and
marketing.

PROCESSING / MANUFACTURING:

Commercially manufactured. Tobacco, betel nut and catechu are mixed together with several other ingredients, flavored, and sweetened. Product is sold in small brightly-colored packets. 

Gutkha

Page updated: 02 Apr 2021