Catechu

El nutCatechu es una hierba realmente útil para muchos tratamientos. Se utiliza sobre todo para los problemas de estómago o para aliviar el dolor. Sólo hay que hacer una decocción de la corteza o machacar las hojas y ¡listo! También se utiliza como medicamento contra la infertilidad y como agente aromatizante.

Características

Nombre científico
Acacia catechu o Senegalia catechu.

Partes de plantas usadas
Bark & Leaf.

Propiedades medicinales

Uso principal: Estómago.

Efectos curativos

        • Indigestión
        • Dolor de garganta
        • Piel
        • Infección de la mucosa oral
        • Gingivitis
        • Herida
        • Inflamación
        • Sangrado
        • Hemorroides
        • Hinchazón
        • Diarrea

Métodos de aplicación

        • Oralmente
        • Tópicamente

 

Senegalia_catechu (Wikipedia)

Senegalia catechu
Acacia catechu - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-003.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Clade:Mimosoideae
Genus:Senegalia
Species:
S. catechu
Binomial name
Senegalia catechu
(L.f.) P.J.H.Hurter & Mabb.
Varieties
  • Senegalia catechu var. catechu (L.f.) P.J.H.Hurter & Mabb.
  • Senegalia catechu var. sundra (L.f.) Willd.
Acacia-catechu-range-map2.png
Range of Senegalia catechu
Synonyms
Catechu

Senegalia catechu is a deciduous, thorny tree which grows up to 15 m (50 ft) in height. The plant is called khair in Hindi, and kachu in Malay, hence the name was Latinized to "catechu" in Linnaean taxonomy, as the type-species from which the extracts cutch and catechu are derived. Common names for it include kher, catechu, cachou, cutchtree, black cutch, and black catechu.

Senegalia catechu is found in parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia

Pollens of Senegalia catechu

Through derivatives of the flavanols in its extracts, the species has lent its name to the important catechins, catechols and catecholamines of chemistry and biology.

Catechu (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Probably a corruption of the Malay kacu.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæt.ɪt͡ʃ.uː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkæt.əˌt͡ʃuː/, /ˈkæt.əˌʃuː/

Noun

catechu (countable and uncountable, plural catechus)

  1. A gummy extract of any of several species of Acacieae, produced by boiling the wood of the tree in water and evaporating the resulting liquid.

Synonyms

  • (extract of acacia): cachou, cutch, cashoo, Japanese earth
Translations

See also

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