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catechu

a powerful astringent formerly used internally for the treatment of diarrhea. Contains 25 to 35% catechutannic acid. Prepared from the heartwood of the leguminous tree Acacia catechu.
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catechu leaves at a constant temperature (28 [+ or -] 1 [degrees]C), 75 [+ or -] 5% RH, and in complete darkness (photoperiod of 0:24 h L:D).
Extracts from Acacia catechu suppress HIV-1 replication by inhibiting the activities of the viral protease and tat.
The bark of Acacia catechu is bitter and it was reported to have soothing and astringent activity in bowel and also anti-dysenteric, antidiarrhoea, antipyretic and antihelminthic effects.
Simon, "Determination of the predominant catechins in Acacia catechu by liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.
Painting in dyes of pomegranate rind, myrobalan, turmeric, black, catechu, madder and indigo with alum as mordant; 124 x 105 cm.
Abscess was treated with Tragia involucrata by Kaviraj 1, with Acacia farnesiana by Kaviraj 2, and with a combination of Annona squamosa and Acacia catechu by Kaviraj 3.
The bar's "Pure Plant Flavanol Complex" provides about 80 mg of flavanols from tea and the herb catechu, not cocoa.
Acacia catechu (stem)--The herb Acacia catechu is typically utilized for its astringent and antioxidant properties.
Many plants such as Acacia catechu, Albizia lebbeck, Cassia alata, Lathyrus sativus, Leucaena, Arundo donax, and Bambusa have been used as fodder.
The areca nut or areca catechu linn is the true botanical name of the endosperm of the areca catechu palmae tree.