Kachu: 2 definitions

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Kachu means something in biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Ambiguity: Although Kachu has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Kacu.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kachu [ಕಾಚು] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Senegalia catechu (L.f.) P.J.H.Hurter & Mabb. from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Acacia catechu, Mimosa catechu, Acacia wallichiana. For the possible medicinal usage of kachu, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Kachu in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Senegalia chundra (Roxb. ex Rottler) Maslin from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Acacia chundra, Mimosa chundra, Acacia sundra.

Kachu [କଚୁ] in the Odia language is the name of a plant identified with Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott from the Araceae (Arum) family having the following synonyms: Alocasia illustris, Alocasia dussii.

Kachu [कचु] in the Sanskrit language, ibid. previous identification.

Kachu [ಕಾಚು] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Senegalia polyacantha (Willd.) Seigler & Ebinger from the Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not) family having the following synonyms: Acacia polyacantha.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Kachu in India is the name of a plant defined with Acacia catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acacia wallichiana DC. (among others).

2) Kachu is also identified with Acacia chundra It has the synonym Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd. var. sundra (Roxb.) Prain (etc.).

3) Kachu is also identified with Colocasia esculenta It has the synonym Calla gaby Blanco (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· The forest flora of North-West and Central India (1874)
· London Journal of Botany (1842)
· Hortus Britannicus (1839)
· Phytotherapy Research (2005)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1782)
· Acta Botanica Austro Sinica (1989)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Kachu, for example chemical composition, side effects, diet and recipes, extract dosage, health benefits, pregnancy safety, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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