Secang Wood (caesalpinia sappan lignum) extract

secang wood

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Secang wood or sepang (Caesalpinia sappan L.) is more widely known by the public as a plant that can be used as a source of natural dyes. The stem or wood timber plants can produce a natural red color. Therefore, many wooden cup used by people as a food coloring and drink. than as a natural dye herbs, secang wood also has properties of herbs to maintain health.

According to wikipedia [1], Secang or Sepang (Caesalpinia sappan L.) is a member of the tribe of tree legumes (Fabaceae) are used pepagan (bark) and timber as a commodity trading spices.

This plant comes from maritime Southeast Asia (Archipelago) and easily found in Indonesia. The bark is used as a medicine, dyes, and refreshments. Until the 17th century bark becomes part of the spice trade from Siam and the archipelago to various places in the world. He is known by various names, such as seupeueng (Aceh), sepang (Gayo), sopang (Toba), lacang (Minangkabau), secang (Sunda), secang (Jawa), secang (Madura), sepang (Sasak), supa (Bima), sepel (Timor), hape (Sawu), hong (Alor), sepe (Roti), sema (Manado), dolo (Bare), sapang (Makasar), sepang (Bugis), sepen (Halmahera selatan), savala (Halmahera Utara), sungiang (Ternate), roro (Tidore), sappanwood (Inggris), and suou (Jepang). Continue…