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Catechu Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

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General Name
Catechu
English Name
Catechu, Mimosa Catechu
Botanical Name
Acacia Catechu
Hindi Name
Katha, Khair, Khaira
Chinese Name
Er Cha

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Catechu Cures

 

Action of Catechu

Most Effective

Nutrients in Catechu

Taste of
Catechu

Bitter, Acrid, Astringent

Nature of
Catechu

Neutral

Parts Used

Bark, Heartwood, Kath, Resin, Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Catechu

It may cause Hypotension.
 

Description

Catechu is a tree.
It is deciduous.
It grows in a tropical and sub-tropical climate.
It grows up to 15 M.
Best used for Skin Disease.

In TCM :
Catechu : Er Cha
Meridians associated : Lungs.
 

Origin

Grown In

Materia Medica for Catechu

Single Herb

Catechu for Hoarseness

Take a small piece of catechu. Chew it, untill it dissolves in the mouth. Do this twice a day.

Catechu for Obesity

Powder it. Take a pinch and mix it in one glass of luke warm water. Drink twice a day for seven days.
Caution:Don't use it more than seven days.

Catechu for Toothache

Take a small piece of Catechu. Keep it near the affected tooth.

Catechu ( Khair ) Leaves for Stye

Boil 10 to 12 Catechu ( Khair ) Leaves in 250 ml of water. Deep a clean cotton cloth in lukewarm solution and compress over affected eye.

Catechu for Wounds

Use bark decoction of Catechu to wash your Wounds when bearable hot.
OR : Crush leaves of Catechu to make paste. Apply it over Wounds.
OR : Dry the bark of Catechu. Grind to make powder. Dust it over damaged Skin.

Catechu for Dysentery

Soak 15 g Catechu bark in 1 Liter water. Boil and drink whenever feel thirsty.

Catechu for Aphthous Ulcers

Prepare leave decoction of Catechu. Swish with it.

Catechu for Gum Diseases

Gargle using leave decoction of Catechu once a day.

Catechu for Cough

Take Catechu leave paste with Honey twice a day.

Catechu for Polyuria

Add 2 g Catechu gum in a cup of lukewarm water. Drink it once a day.

Catechu for Dental Diseases

Rub bark powder of Catechu on your Gums and Teeth.

Catechu for Leprosy

Add 20 g bark powder of Catechu in your bathing water. Take bath with it.

Catechu for Anorexia

Prepare a decoction using Catechu bark. Take 5 ml twice a day.

Catechu for Ascaris

Drink 26 ml bark decoction of Catechu two times a day.

Areca Nut for Gingivitis

Burn 4-5 Areca Nuts and grind them. Rub the affected teeth with this powder.
OR
Buy Mother – Tincture of Areca from a Homeopathic Shop. Put 10 drops in one glass of water. Use it as a mouth wash after every meal.
OR
Burn 4-5 Areca Nuts to charcoal with Catechu Bark. Grind them and add one teaspoon of Cinnamon in it. Rub the affected teeth with this powder.
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Herbal Treatment For Gingivitis 1

Take Catechu, Wild Geranium and Myrrh. Powder them. Add a little clove powder. Use it as a tooth powder.

Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 1

Take Catechu and Red Wood. Prepare a paste. Apply on the chest two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Colic 2

Take Catechu, Sweet Potato, Lemon. Grind them. Add a little water. Drink it two or three times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Diarrhea 2

Take equal quantity of Catechu ( Katha ) and Cinnamon ( Dalchini ). Powder them. Take 1/4 tsp powder with 1/2 tsp honey per day.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 3

Take Catechu powder. Mix it with Turmeric powder. Take it with honey twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 1

Take Catechu ( Katha ) with little amount of Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) and Nutmeg ( Jaiphal ). Chew it for five minutes. Do this twice a day.
Caution : Excess Nutmeg may cause adverse affect.

Herbal Treatment For Aphthous Ulcers 1

Take Catechu bark and Ziziphus Oenoplia bark. Powder them. Add a little butter. Cook them. Keep it for a few minutes in the fridge. Apply it on the Sores or Ulcers. Do this at least once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Gum Diseases 2

Burn One Areca Nut and make ash. Add 2 tablespoon powdered Clove and a pinch of Catechu. Use it as a mouth wash Thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 1

Fry 3 tablespoon Areca Nut powder in 3 tablespoon ghee. Add Carom, Catechu and Rock salt in equal quantities. Grind. Apply all over mouth thrice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Gum Diseases 4

Fry 3 tablespoon Areca Nut powder in 3 tablespoon ghee. Add Carom, Catechu and Rock salt in equal quantities. Grind. Apply all over mouth thrice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Ulcers 3

Mix Frankincense gum, Myrrh gum, Catechu resin and Ginseng Noto root powder. Apply it locally on ulcers.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 5

Take the following herbs in below given quantity:
Banyan : Bark : Powdered : 5 tablespoons
Catechu : Powdered : 1/4 teaspoon
Black Pepper : Powdered : 1/4 teaspoon
Mix all the above herbs. Use it as tooth powder twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Haemoptysis 1

Take two tablespoon of Alum and One tablespoon of Catechu bark. Grind. Put it in a bottle. Take three tablespoon three times a day for 7 to 10 days.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 7

Prepare decoction of the following herbs :-
Papaya - 4 tablespoon
Catechu - 1 tablespoon
Betel-nut - 1 tablespoon
Take 1/2 cup two times a day

Herbal Treatment For Anemia 8

Take Catechu gum, Basil leaves and Purslane in 3:1:1 ratio. Fry them in Olive oil for 6-7 minutes. Soak the fried mixture in bowl full of Rose Water. Let it stand for one day. Take 1 tsp once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Yellow Teeth 4

Char the bark of Catechu. Take it and add roasted Alum powder with Salt in 4:1:1 ratio. Brush your Teeth daily with this mixture.

Herbal Treatment For Eczema 7

Take 20 g bark each of Mango and Catechu. Boil it in water. Dip a piece of cloth in it and apply over affected areas.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection

Prepare a decoction of Areca Nut and Catechu ( Khair ) bark. Add one teaspoon of Honey. Take 20 ml twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 26

Take a pinch of each of the following herbs with one glass of water:
-Ziziphus Xylopyrus root bark powder
-Anogeissus latifolia root bark powder
-Catechu root bark powder
-Viscum Articulatum whole plant

Herbal Treatment For Nose Bleed 5

Take a pinch of each of the following herbs with one glass of water:
-Ziziphus Xylopyrus root bark powder
-Anogeissus latifolia root bark powder
-Catechu root bark powder
-Viscum Articulatum whole plant
Queries on Catechu
Jaspreet Johri
14 Mar 2015
Sir,
Could you please elaborate the Herbal combination for diabetes. How to prepare it ?

Thanks.Mrs Johri
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Sikha
16 Mar 2015
Jaspreet,

My name is Shikha . I was in initial stages of diabetes 2 to 3 months ago. Now I am all right. Thanks to all these herbal sites. I was very afraid of allopathic medicines and all. I was looking for some herbal way to get rid of my diabetes. I went through many websites. Most of the sites I found Gudmar for diabetes. I decided to use gudmar. I have read formula on this website under the heading diabetes. I found it very useful in my case. If I am talking about your question.
According to me decoction is made by boiling given material in water simply. nothing more than that.
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Vaibhav N
01 Mar 2016
is it useful in treating piles ?
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Herbpathy
07 Mar 2016
Dear Vaibhav N
Piles is the disease of Liver. It is a result of a Faulty Liver. The most effective Herb is Radish. The course of action to be followed is - Take fresh Radish, grate it to squeeze the juice. Drink 40 ml or half a glass of this juice on an empty stomach for 3 days. Do not take it for a week. Now after skipping it for 7 days, again drink it for 3 days. Skip for a week. Again, take for 3 days.
Repeat this course for a month. If the problem still persists, let us know. We will suggest you another cure. We advise you not to drink alcohol. Avoid spicy food, oily food, coffee and tea.
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Tanuja ( India )
17 Mar 2016
how does it effect to lose weight
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Karuna Nath
18 Mar 2016
Dear Tanuja
Catechu enhances the rate of metabolism. It breaks down cholesterol and curbs the hunger.
It helps the body to get rid of toxins and cures indigestion... However, you may read Obesity in the disease section if you wish to reduce weight.
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Riya Arora ( India )
29 Mar 2016
I m 22 and suffering from piles from three four yrars. Initially i didn't know what it was and it was just a minor problem so i ignored it..but now its very painful and also bleeding is there. And i gained 5 kg weight in last 3-4 months ...Are both problems related to eachother?..plz give me advice what to do?
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Pulkit
05 Apr 2016
Dear Riya
.
Piles is the disease of Liver. It is a result of a Faulty Liver. No amount of local application or pain killers are going to help, until the Liver disorder is corrected.
Read the Liver Damage page under disease section on this website for information purpose. However, the course of action to be followed is - Take fresh Radish, grate it to squeeze the juice. Drink 40 ml or half a glass of this juice on an empty stomach for 3 days. Do not take it for a week. Now after skipping it for 7 days, again drink it for 3 days. Skip for a week. Again, take for 3 days.
Repeat this course for a month. If the problem still persists, let us know. We will suggest you another cure. We advise you not to drink alcohol. Avoid spicy food, oily food, coffee and tea.
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Vinod ( India )
06 Apr 2016
whether katha is beneficial to liver disease like corrohsis
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Herbpathy
28 Apr 2016
Dear Vinod The best herbs for you, are----
Milk Thistle : Take milk thistle capsules for one month. Take one capsule daily. Dandelion : Include raw dandelion leaves in your salad. Papaya : Grind some fresh papaya seeds to extract 1 tablespoon of juice. Add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to it. Take this twice in a day for a month.
These herbs are very effective for Liver diseases and will help to cure you. For any queries, you can always write us back.
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Umme sadiya ( India/Bangalore )
27 Apr 2016
Can diabetes be totally reversed??
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SAMIRA ( INDIA )
09 May 2016
HOW CAN LEUCODERMA OR VITILIGO CAN BE CURED USING CATECHU
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Mokshit
14 Jun 2016
Catechu may be given to the person, to apply on the face as a mask. Take 2 tablespoon of the powder. Add water to it, apply on the face. Wash the face after 15 minutes. It is an effective method to cure. Leucoderma. Or, A paste prepared from Amla juice/ powder and catechu along with some honey can treat Vitiligo. Apply the paste and let it dry on the skin. Wash it off. Apply it regularly to get the best results. Also, visit the Herb Bakuchi on this website and see how it cures the disease
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