Catechu Black
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Title: Catechu Black
Additional Names: Cutch; cachou; pegu catechu; cashoo
Literature References: Extract prepd from heartwood of Acacia catechu Willd., Leguminosae. Habit. India, Hindustan, Ceylon; naturalized in Jamaica. Constit. 25-35% catechutannic acid, 2-10% catechin; catechu red, quercetin, gum.
Properties: Incompat. Iron compds, gelatin, lime water, zinc sulfate.
Use: Tanning, dyeing fabrics brown and black; staining wood; in toilet preparations.
Therap-Cat: Astringent (diarrheal).
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as intestinal astringent.

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