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Acacia catechu or Senegalia catechu has been widely grown in Punjab, Bihar, Orissa, Sub Himalaya region, Sikkim, West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, etc. Acacia catechu is a deciduous tree with dark brown bark, thorny shinning branches. POD is 10 to 15 cm. long, seeds are 3-8 mm. in diameter.

Acacia catechu has been widely used in Ayurveda for treating many diseases like heartwood extract is used in Asthama, Cough, Bronchitis, Dysentry, Skin infection In Kerala, heartwood water is used for drinking purposes also.

Other information- We manufacture Withania Somnifera extract paraben-free, ethylene oxide-free, or any added chemical-free, chemical, or gama treatment-free. Our microbial count complies with guidelines. Our product complies residual solvent, pesticide & fungicide also..


Family Fabaceae Odour Characteristic odour
Latin Name Acacia catechu or Herb Extract Ratio7:1
Sanskrit Name Khadira Water solubility Water solubility- 90
Common Name Katha Alkaloid Tannin 35%
Solvent Used Aqueous Taste Specific
Storage Condition Store in a Dry and cool place in double PP bag with container.Appearance Reddish Brown powder

Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm

Heavy Metal- Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm
  • Arsenic – NMT 1 ppm
  • Lead- NMT 0.3 ppm
  • Cadmium – NMT 0.2 ppm
  • Mercury – NMT 0.1 ppm
  • Microbial Profile –
  • Total Plate Count NMT 1000 CFU/G
  • Yeast & Moulds NMT 100 CFU/G
  • E-Coli Absent
  • Salmonella Absent
  • Staphylococcus aureus Absent/G
  • Pseudomonas Absent/G
  • Chemical

    Chemical (Phyto Active)- The chief phytoconstituents are catechin and epicatechin. Wood contains 50% tannins, mainly catechutannic acid 20–35%; acacatechin 2-10%, catechins 13-33%, epicatechin 2.5%, isorhamnetin, quercetin, phlobatannins 25-33%, tannic acid 22-50%, catechu-red, gum 20-35% 

    Special Information


  • D. Shen, Q. Wu, M. Wang, Y. Yang, E.J. Lavoie, J.E. Simon Determination of the predominant catechins in Acacia catechu by liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry
  • J Agric Food Chem, 54 (2006), pp. 3219-3224 Nutan, M. Modi, C.S. Dezzutti, S. Kulshreshtha, A.K.S. Rawat, S.K. Srivastava, et al.
  • Extracts from Acacia catechu suppress HIV-1 replication by inhibiting the activities of the viral protease and Tat

  • Virol J, 10 (309) (2013), pp. 1-16 X.-C. Li, C. Liu, L.-X. Yang, R.-Y. Chen
  • Phenolic compounds from the aqueous extract of Acacia catechu

  • J Asian Nat Prod Res, 13 (2011), pp. 826-830 (4) S. Ismail, M. Asad
  • Immunomodulatory activity of Acacia catechu

  • Indian J Physiol Pharmacol, 53 (2009), pp. 25-33 V.G. Devi, A. John, R.S. Devi, V.A. Prabhakaran
  • Pharmacognostical studies on Acacia catechu Willd and identification of antioxidant principles

  • Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, 3 (2011), pp. 108-111