Phenolic compounds from the aqueous extract of Acacia catechu
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.
English: Crab's eye, Jequerity, Precatory bean, Rosary pea 16 Acacia catechu
However, very little work has been done with Acacia catechu
and Uncaria gambier tannins.
Catechu or cutch is an astringent produced from a number of species, but especially from Acacia catechu
Univestin is a proprietary blend of two individual ingredients--flavans extracted from Acacia catechu
and free-b-ring flavonoids from Scutellaria baicalensis.
Limbrel contains flavocoxid, a proprietary composition of natural flavonoid ingredients from the plant sources of Scutellaria baicalensis and Acacia catechu
that meet the FDA strict safety standard of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).
The Kavirajes used two plants, namely Acacia arabica and Acacia catechu
for treatment of diarrhea.