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Acacia chundra is a perennial, deciduous tree found in Asia, India and in the Indian Ocean area. It grows 12 m to 15 m in height.
Common names for it include Karangali, Kodalimurunkai, Lal Khair, Lal Khair, Rat Kihiriya and Red Cutch.
Additional recommended knowledge
Kheersal is found as a white substance in the tree's wood. It has medicinal uses including the treatment of painful throat and cough. Katha is employed in astringent products and is used to promote digestion. It is also used to sooth infection and severe irritations of the skin.
Cutch is sought after commercially as a dye and to preserve fabrics from weather, mildew and marine exposure.
A. chundra is "moderately threatened" and in India it is now necessary to get a permit before cutting this tree down.
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