English: Rusty Acacia
Sanskrit:Vanni, Arimedah, Brahmashalya, Dvijapriya
Hindi: Kaigar, Banni, Kingore, safed khair, सफ़ेद ख़ैर.
Tamil: Cheemai-velvel, Chimaivelvel,
It is a deciduous tree, commonly found in the drought areas of India (Rajasthan, AP, etc.), small tree, drought-resistant, and grow up to 12 m tall, its branches are slender, and spiny with conical prickles. Leaves are alternately arranged,bi-pinnately doubled-compounds, petiole 7-15 cm long; linear, leaflets 15 to 30 pairs. Flowers are slightly yellow, numerous, born in axillary spikes with 14 cm long, panicled at the apex of the branches. Seeds contained in a pod, which is smooth, 7 to 18 cm and 2 to 2.5 cm, with a dry sweetish pulp, dark brown in color, and 3 to 7 seeded. Seeds are flat ovate, oblong, 0.5 to 0.7 cm, and 0.35 to 0.5 cm. The bark is tree Bark black. Flowers are tiny, long pipe spiked, creamy white in color, flowering Season is March to April.
Useful Plant parts:
Bark, root, stem, fruit
To treat Dental Diseases, Diarrhea, venereal diseases, Epilepsy, Blood purification, Ascaris, Dry Mouth, Dysentery, Eye Diseases, Stomatitis etc.
Aphrodisiac, Antidote, Anti-inflammatory, Antimalarial, anti-oxidant.
How to prepare medicines
Used in herbal toothpastes, a decoction of the leaves is helpful to relieve skin problems.
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