Latin Name

Acacia arabica

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark, Pods and Gum
(त्वक्, फली और निर्यास)

Effect on Dosha

Bark and Fruits Pacifies Kapha and Pitta; Gum due to its oily, astringent nature Pacifies Vata and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Due to astringent nature it has contracting effect on small blood vessels hence used in treatment of bleeding gums, haemoptysis, dysentery, uterine discharge. Gum due to its oily nature is used in skin disorders causing dryness. Gum has nourishing properties therefore used in debility, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunctions; it has some diuretic properties as well.

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