Catechu

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Gambier; Gambir; Pale Catechu.
CAS — 8001-48-7.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Jpn. Also in BP(Vet). Chin. and Jpn include Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis, the thorn from various species of Uncaria.

BP(Vet) 2008

(Catechu). A dried aqueous extract of the leaves and young shoots of Uncaria gambier occurring as dull pale greyish-brown to dark reddish-brown cubes. Odourless or almost odourless.

💊 Profile

Catechu is an astringent and has been given in preparations for the treatment of diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal disorders.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Chemists Own Diarrhoea Mixture†; Diarcalm; Fr.: Elixir Bonjean; Indon.: Entrodiar; Ital.: Flavion; S.Afr.: Enterodyne; SB Diarrhoea Mixture; Tandpyndruppels; UK: Chesty Cough Relief; Spanish Tummy Mixture.
Published February 15, 2019.