black catechu


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Noun1.black catechu - extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sailsblack catechu - extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally
Acacia catechu, catechu, Jerusalem thorn - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
extract, infusion - a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
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Acacia catechu, also called black catechu, is a traditional medicinal plant commonly used in Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, with antipyretic, antidiarrheal, hypoglycaemic, and hepatoprotective activities [5, 6].
English: Black catechu, Black cutch, Catechu, Catechu tree, Cutch tree, Khair tree (India), Wadalee gum tree 17 Caesalpinia sappan L., syn.
Black catechu is extracted from the heartwood in a process of distillation and is used in a variety of preparations.