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Caesalpinia sappan

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fabaceae
Scientific name  Caesalpinia sappan
Rank  Species
Order  Fabales
Genus  Caesalpinia
Higher classification  Caesalpinia
Caesalpinia sappan Caesalpinia Sappan
Similar  Caesalpinia, Temulawak, Caesalpinioideae, Green chiretta, Safflower

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Caesalpinia sappan is a species of flowering tree in the legume family, Fabaceae, that is native to tropical Asia. Common names in English include sappanwood and Indian redwood. Sappanwood belongs to the same genus as Brazilwood (C. echinata), and was originally called "brezel wood" in Europe.

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Caesalpinia sappan biogenesis

Disease : Twig dieback (Lasiodiplodia theobromae)

This plant has many uses. It has antibacterial and anticoagulant properties. It also produces a valuable reddish dye called brazilin, used for dyeing fabric as well as making red paints and inks. Slivers of heartwood are used for making herbal drinking water in various regions, such as Kerala and Central Java, where it is usually mixed with ginger, cinnamon and cloves. The heartwood also contains juglone (5-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone), which has antimicrobial activity. Homoisoflavonoids (sappanol, episappanol, 3'-deoxysappanol, 3'-O-methylsappanol, 3'-O-methylepisappanol and sappanone A) can also be found in C. sappan.

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The wood is somewhat lighter in color than Brazilwood and other related trees. Sappanwood was a major trade good during the 17th century, when it was exported from Southeast Asian nations (especially Siam) aboard red seal ships to Japan.

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