Botanical Name: Acacia catechu
English Name: Senegalia catechu
Local Name: Khair

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Unique identification feature
  •   Acacia catechu is a deciduos, thorny tree which grows up 10 to m in height. The Plant is called Khair in Hindi 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.
Unique identification feature
  •    The extract catechu or Kathh is used in Medicine, Dye and Preservative, as an ingredient of Pan and Pan Masala.
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