What is Catechu Extract Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Catechu Extract in Food

Catechu Extract has various applications in the medical field. It is used as a tincture, for birth control, treatment of diarrhea, for chronic gonorrhea, cracked nipples, mouth ulcers, epistaxis, painless ulcers and sore gums. It is also used as goat fodder, and as a feed for other cattle; as an ingredient in paan, in dyeing, leather tanning and as a preservative for fishing nets. Side effects include constipation, low blood pressure, dizziness and weakness. Using nonstandardized Catechu extract containing aflatoxin, a fungal contaminant can be cancerous

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