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Black catechu is a deciduous tree with slender branches. It will grow upto 10 to 20 meteres of height. The tree is a source of tannins known as 'Catechu' or 'Cutch' which has a wide range of uses. The tree also provides a useful timber.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
It contains the following constituents Protocatechuic acid, Taxifolin, Epicatechin, Epigallocatechin, Catechin, Epicatechin gallate, Procyanidin, Phloroglucin, Aldobiuronic acid, Gallic acid, D-galactose, Afzelchin gum, L-arabinose, D-rhamnose, and Quercetin
|Kannada||Kaggali, Kempu kaggali|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Flowering season is July to August|
|Fruiting season is August to December|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant for sub-tropical to tropical areas, tolerating a minimum temperature of about 7°c. It is especially common in the drier regions, but can also be grown in the more humid climates of South-East Asia at elevations from sea-level to about 1,500 metres. It succeeds in areas where annual daytime temperatures acan reach 32 - 39°c, and the mean annual rainfall is in the range 500 - 2,000mm. 
Commonly seen growing in areas
- ”Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume-3” by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.183 to 191, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #6/7, Kaalika Soudha, Balepete cross, Bengaluru
- Journal Paper from National Library of Medicine "Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd.: A Review on Bioactive Compounds and Their Health Promoting Functionalities"