Catechu

nutCatechu is a really useful herb for a lot of treatments. It is mostly used for stomach problem or to relieve pain. Just need to do a decoction of the bark or to crush leaves and ready! It is also used as a drug against infertility and as a flavoring agent.

Characteristics

Scientific name
Acacia catechu or Senegalia catechu.

Used plant parts
Bark & Leaf.

Medicinal properties

Main use: Stomach.

Healing effects

        • Indigestion
        • Sore throat
        • Skin
        • Oral mucosa infection
        • Gingivitis
        • Wound
        • Inflammation
        • Bleeding
        • Hemorrhoids
        • Swelling
        • Diarrhea

Application methods

        • Orally
        • Topically

 

Catechu (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Probably a corruption of the Malay kacu.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæt.ɪt͡ʃ.uː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkæt.əˌt͡ʃuː/, /ˈkæt.əˌʃuː/

Noun

catechu (countable and uncountable, plural catechus)

  1. A gummy extract of any of several species of Acacieae, produced by boiling the wood of the tree in water and evaporating the resulting liquid.

Synonyms

  • (extract of acacia): cachou, cutch, cashoo, Japanese earth
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