Brewers acacia

The scientific name of Brewer’s acacia: is Acacia leucorrhoea

Synonyms: Mimosa leucophloea

Name of Brewer’s acacia in different languages:-

English: White Bark Acacia, Distillers acacia, Panicled acacia

Hindi: safed babul, safed kikkar

Sanskrit: Arimedah, Shwet barhura

Malayalam: Vellavelam

Tamil: sarai, வெள்வேலம்-velvelam.

Plant description:

Acacia leucophloea, commonly known as “Kuteeja” or “White Bark Acacia,” is a tree native to the Indian subcontinent. It has several traditional uses in Ayurvedic medicine. It is a large, spiny tree that grows to a height of 35 m. The stout trunk is divided into several wide branches, Open-grown with a wide umbrella-like crown. The bark is white or gray, smooth, becoming black and rough when it is older. Leaves are compound, with 4 to 13 pairs of pinnae, each with 5 to 30 pairs of leaflets. Circular glands are found on the rachis below the junction of paired-pinnae, feathery green-colored foliage. Spines are 2 to 5 mm long, found at the base of leaves. Flowers occur from August to October, pale yellow to cream, the pods are yellow, green, or brown, flat, 10 to 20 cm long, and 5 to 10 mm wide, containing about 20 oblong seeds, smooth and dark brown.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Bipinnate Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
 Bipinnate-Leaflet-also-pinnate  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

The whole plant, Seed

Medicinal uses:

To treat ulcers, wounds, bronchitis, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, skin diseases, dysentery, hemorrhages, dental caries, intermittent fevers

Here are some of the Ayurvedic applications of Acacia leucorrhoea:

1. Anti-inflammatory Properties: The bark of Acacia leucophloea is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. It may be used to alleviate inflammation in various parts of the body.

2. Digestive Disorders: In Ayurveda, parts of the Acacia leucophloea tree, such as the bark and leaves, are used to address digestive disorders. It is believed to have properties that can improve digestion and relieve gastrointestinal discomfort.

3. Diarrhea and Dysentery: The astringent properties of Acacia leucophloea are thought to be effective in treating diarrhea and dysentery. It may help to firm up loose stools.

4. Skin Disorders: The bark and other parts of the tree may be used topically to treat various skin conditions. It is believed to have properties that can soothe skin irritations and promote healing.

5. Wound Healing: Acacia leucophloea extracts may be applied topically on wounds. They are thought to have properties that aid in wound healing and prevent infections.

6. Respiratory Disorders: In some traditional practices, Acacia leucophloea is used to address respiratory issues. It may help to clear respiratory passages and alleviate symptoms like coughing.

7. Antimicrobial Activity: Acacia leucophloea is believed to possess antimicrobial properties. This can be useful in treating infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms.

8. Anti-diabetic Properties: Some traditional uses of Acacia leucophloea involve its potential to help regulate blood sugar levels. It is believed to have properties that can be beneficial for individuals with diabetes.

9. Fever: In certain traditional practices, Acacia leucophloea is used in the treatment of fever. It may help to reduce fever and alleviate associated symptoms.

10. Pain Relief: The plant may have analgesic properties and could be used to alleviate pain, whether it’s due to inflammation or other causes.

Medicinal properties:

Anti-bacterial, Demulcent, expectorant, antipyretic, and antidote.

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