Catechu, extract of the leaves and shoots of Acacia catechu, an East Indian plant. It is rich in tannic acid, which is released slowly, a property that makes it a useful intestinal astringent for diarrhea.

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Catechu, extract of the leaves and shoots of Acacia catechu, an East Indian plant. It is rich in tannic acid, which is released slowly, a property that makes it a useful intestinal astringent for diarrhea.
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Catechu, extract of the leaves and shoots of Acacia catechu, an East Indian plant. It is rich in tannic acid, which is released slowly, a property that makes it a useful intestinal astringent for diarrhea.