Latin Name

Acacia catechu

English Name

Cutch tree

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark, Heart wood
(त्वक्, काण्डसार)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Due to astringent nature it has blood clotting properties hence used in the treatment of haemoptysis, bleeding wounds. It is used commonly in oral care formulations. It has contracting effect on mucosal lining. It is effective in relieving cough. Its decoction is used for gargling in cough and hoarseness of voice. It is popularly used herb in formulations for skin diseases. Its external application is used in vitiligo. It is used in the treatment of obesity.

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