Common Name: Khair, Catechu, Cutch, Safed Kattha
Botanical Name: Acacia catechu
Active Agents: Catechin, catechuic acid, pyrocatechin, phloroglucin, protocatechuic acid, quercetin, gum and minerals
Uses of Khadira
Cold and Cough: Take a decoction of khadira bark with milk.
Ulcers, Boils and Skin Eruptions: Apply a paste of kattha to cool skin breakouts.
Gum Problems: Make a tooth powder by mixing catechu, alum, myrrh resin and clove to combat bleeding or spongy gums.
Diarrhea: Mix a teaspoon of khadira powder with cinnamon powder in equal amount. Take the mixture with honey.