Color: Caramel to Coffee Brown
The best Variety of cutch (Acacia catechu) is common to most parts of India and Burma. Cutch is used for many purposes, e.g. as a breath freshener and a diuretic. The extract is made by steeping the wood in hot water until the liquid becomes syrupy. The thick liquid is cooled, pressed, then cut into cubes and ground into a powder for dyeing.