Active Ingredient :
Tannins 25%, Catechin 10% Common Name :
Catechu Tree, Black Cutch Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical constituents are catechin, catechuic acid, pyrocatechin, phloroglucin, protocatechuic acid, quercetin, gum and mineral. Action :
Tannins / Catechin : 1. It restores antioxidant enzyme superoxide (sod) from the radiation inducing damage. 2. It helps to prevent free radical oxidative damage to cells. 3. It shows reduction in membrane fluidity. 4. It restores and maintains the balance of aminoacids in osteoarthritis. 5. It shows thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation. 6. It shows inhibitory effect against tumour cells (particularly against breast cancer, colon, lung carcinoma and melanoma).Curing Diseases :
1. It is useful in stomach problems like diarrhea, dysentery, colitis and gastric cancer.
2. It is used as mouthwash for mouth, gum and throat diseases like gingivitis, stomatitis.
3. It is used in high blood pressure.
4. It is used as astringent and helpful in pharyngitis, and haemorrhages.Research Information :
Ethyl acetate extract of Acacia catechu
(cutch/katha) has significant antipyretic, antidiarrhoeal, hypoglycaemic and hepatoprotective properties. (Ref. Ray, D. And et. al., Antipyretic, antidiarrhoeal, hypoglycaemic and hepatoprotective activities of ethyl acetate extract of Acacia catechu Willd., Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 2006, 38 (6) 408-413)Possible Combinations :
Acacia catechu + commiphora mukul + hamamelis (used as gargle for pharyngitis and gingivitis).