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Herb Information
Name: Black Catechu
Biological Name: Acacia catechu

Leguminosae

Other Names: Cutch, Dark Catechu, Black Catechu
Parts Used: Extract from leaves and young shoots
Active Compounds:
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Tannins, catechin, phlobatannins including catechutanninc acid

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Flavonoids including quercitin, quercetrin, fisetin

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Miscellaneous; gums and resins, pigments.

Remedies For

Astringent

The herb may be used in chronic diarrhea, dysentery and chronic catarrh. Useful for arresting excessive mucous discharges and checking hemorrhages, it is also recommended as a local application for sore mouths and gums. Some research has shown Acacia catachu to be hypotensive

This herb was used for treating chronic diarrhea, chronic catarrh, colliquative diarrhea & chronic dysentery.

Description: This herb is found in India and Burma.
Dosage:

  An infusion may be made with 0.3 - 2 g of the dried herb. 

The tincture is 1:5 in 45% alcohol at a dose of between 2.5-5 ml.

Safety: No information is available.

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